Posts By Charla

CharlaI am an elementary school teacher from Toronto who, for the purpose of enjoying my son's early years, runs a home daycare. I enjoy teaching children, and learning the lessons they have to teach me. I hope you enjoy sharing with me the ups and downs of parenting, and the adventures of teaching the very young!

Visit to Fire Station 423!

We took another trip to the local fire station on Monday. The last time we went was during the March Break. Drew was away with his family at that time, and missed our trip. Since then, fire trucks have become one of his favourite things ever. He calls them “wee-oos” (because of the sound of…
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Blue Skies

Oh how quickly the pictures do add up, when you are a compulsive photographer! So these were taken a couple of weeks ago, when Amadea and Marcellus’s parents had us over for some more gardening. The last time, they had helped the kids to plant. This time, it was all about picking some vegetables to…
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Parasol Carousel

Today, Leila asked if she could bring her “carousel” outside, for the sun. Of course, she was talking about the parasol big brother Jacob bought her last year, from San Francisco.
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Making Menus

I snapped the picture above while we were playing make believe outside one day. We had just taken the car (rode in the sled) to Nema’s house. (Nema is Thomas’s grandmother, and her house is apparently on the east side of Lithuania Park.) I was lying down to go to sleep at ‘Nema’s’, which is…
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Making Menus

I snapped the picture above while we were playing make believe outside one day. We had just taken the car (rode in the sled) to Nema’s house. (Nema is Thomas’s grandmother, and her house is apparently on the east side of Lithuania Park.) I was lying down to go to sleep at ‘Nema’s’, which is…
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Valentine’s Daycare Party!

Before I get to the Valentine’s bash, I had to include a couple of photos of Amadea and Leila playing babies after dinner one night. It is adorable to see. They feed their babies very well! Here are some of the Valentine’s crafts we did this year. We didn’t do a lot. The kids were…
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Shaving: 101

We went to the library drop-in again this week. There was a big tub of shaving cream for the kids to muck around with. Only the brave Thomas ventured in (though I’m sure little miss Dea would have joined him if she was at the daycare). How fun is this? Maryam loved the drop-in. Her…
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Children: The True Teachers

Lately we have been opting (now and then) to stroll around the block, as opposed to visiting the playground. And let me tell you, these Autumn walks have felt like paradise to this daycare provider! The kids are often just so happy, adorable, and downright angelic. I mean, look, in the photo above, Thomas even…
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Snow Angels

The daycare is up and running again, after a wonderful holiday. However, with the deep freeze that Toronto was experiencing, we have been stuck inside for two whole days! Minus 25 degree or more with the wind chill is just not okay to trek out in if we don’t have to. And since Noah and…
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