Horse Play!

We had some very special visitors to our child care home recently!!

Horse CollageLiberty and Yankee are both male American Miniature Horses.

They live at Clovelly Stables Community and work for the Future Strides Community Outreach and Therapy Program. They are friendly and gentle and love the work that they do! Thanks so much to Erin for arranging the visit. It was a wonderful experience for our children, and it was a real treat for us!

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Welcome to the Jungle!!

We have a new addition to our playroom!

Our finished play space was almost perfect, but this bare wall was lacking something.  We wanted to bring another pop of colour into the room, and make it interactive for the children as well.  Our friend, Lori Reddy created an original drawing, which she then transferred onto the wall and painted.  This safari scene is full of unexpected textures and colours that our children just love, and will be relevant for many years to come.

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Mural CollageOur children love to point to the animals and pretend-play with sounds and gestures!

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Total time to complete: 14 hours.   5 hours for design, 1 hour to trace, 8 hours to paint.