March is set to be a wild month as we begin our theme dedicated to the amazing Animal Kingdom! From the zoo to the farm, in the sky to our own homes, we are going to have quite an adventure! One particular skill-set the children will be practicing is comparing and classifying as we sort animals and learn how they are alike and how they are different. We will also spotlight one of our favorite authors, Eric Carle, as his wide array of animal books will be a literacy focus for us throughout the month. These are excellent books for young children because they contain repetitive verses that allow children to memorize and retell the story. In addition, they reinforce concepts that are important for school readiness, including color and identification, letters, numbers, and classification skills. We are excited for this month and all that we can learn about animals!