Aardvarks are fun

You might think that an Aardvark is a strangely shaped animal with a long tongue, but we know that an Aardvark is a 2.5 – 3.5 year old who is full of energy and fun.  Our Aardvark group is led by Mrs. Renee who has been at TLC-ELC since 1996.  The program is shaped around the developmental level and needs of the children in the room.   They are encouraged to develop their self-help skills and to learn how to be a friend.  They work on large muscle development through time outside on the playground and inside in fellowship hall; and small muscle development through many manipulatives, lacing beads, puzzles, and crayons and markers.  As they are ready for it, they are introduced to basic math concepts, letter recognition, shapes, and vocabulary building through reading many books and discussion with the children in both large groups, small groups and individual conversation.  They learn more about God and His love for them through twice monthly worship services, Bible stories, prayer and doing different Bible activities on a regular basis.

We try to play outside everyday, twice if at all possible.

We try to play outside everyday, twice if at all possible.

The weather dictates  the time outside, but, since this is Minnesota, just wait a little while and it will change and we can go out again.

The weather dictates the time outside, but, since this is Minnesota, just wait a little while and it will change and we can go out again.

This looks like he is just hanging around - but even to get on this uneven bar he has to overcome a fear of falling.  He's growing up.

This looks like he is just hanging around – but even to get on this uneven bar he has to overcome a fear of falling. He’s growing up.

There is so much to do inside, the children are given a lot of options.

There is so much to do inside, the children are given a lot of options.

Dolls are a favorite...

Dolls are a favorite…

Natalie

…so are tracks and cars.

…so are tracks and cars.

We have 3 openings in the Aardvark class - come see if you would like to join our family.

We have 3 openings in the Aardvark class – come see if you would like to join our family.