Greetings Families … Such a delightful time of year, in fact, so much so; that many of Paddington’s visits have included spending time in home grown gardens and enjoying Spring inspired treats!! He posed for photos w ith Eddy amongst the daffodils that he and his mom, Laura, planted and with James and Sean atop the raised beds that they helped  their parents, Laura and John, to build. Paddington is presently spending time with Simon and his family, and, the Starlighters are looking very forward to hearing about and discussing this week-end’s adventures. We are beginning to garner participation, as well, in Starlight’s “Sharing Treasures” scheduled for Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons, oftentimes when the weather is perfect, Starlight teachers and children take their storybooks, and further discussion about Paddington, outdoors!

SL Paddington

As the warm weather continues, we look forward, to bring bubbles, chalk and simple Summer themed activities outside.


Our theme of bringing the indoors outside continued with the introduction of painting outdoors.  Painting outdoors is not a new concept; however, the logistics of keeping the children clean, keeping paintbrushes from falling into dirt, and keeping papers from flying away can be a challenge. This was solved by putting the paints into the small glue bottles that have the brushes built right into the cap.  The children were quite excited be the idea of painting outside using these containers.  Some of the children thought it was rather silly to put paint into “glue containers” and this elicited a round of giggles. Soon the children were painting on the paper and clipboards that are so familiar to them from previous drawing activities.  The clipboards kept the papers secure, the paint did not spill, and any colorful hands and fingers were quickly cleaned up with the help of wipes!