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Room 4 Update: Cat in the Hat Treat!

By: Towanda Simms-Yoakum

In honor of Dr Seuss birthday we celebrated Read Across America. During the week of March 10th we read classic Dr. Seuss's books to the children every day. Their favorite was the classic " The Cat in The Hat."  Expanding on their love for this tale we decided to make a tasty cat in the hat treat. ( we love treats). Try making this cat in the hat treat at home with your children. It will promote active dialogue, math, and even science. Here is what you need to get started at home,

  • cherry or strawberry jello
  • clear cups
  • 1 part cold water
  • 1 part hot water
  • whipped cream

note* if your child is allergic to milk products you can substitute marshmallows

Check out some pictures of the fun

Healthy Cooking Parent Class

On Thursday, March 21st our director rolled up her sleeves and showed the families and staff members how to prepare a healthy delicious meal. Ms. Rouse talked about the importance of incorporating fresh vegetables and fruits into each meal. She also emphasized the importance of eating "whole foods" foods that were closest to their natural state. Ms. Rouse dispelled the rumors about eating healthy being more expensive, all the ingredients in the dish that was prepared were less then $10. 

She talked about how to be a good healthy example to their families and how making simple healthy choices daily would result in dramatic changes down the light. The dish that was prepared was Vegetable Brown Rice Risotto.  

Ingredients :

3 cups cooked brown rice, 2 cups cubed cooked tofu, 1 cup mushrooms, 1 cup red peppers, 2 cups zuchinni, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup dill, 2 Tbs safflower oil, 1 Tbs Tropical* Sazon, 1 can coconut milk

1. Saute all the veggies together in a fry pan with the oil until veggies are tender 

2. Add in tofu and brown rice and stir on medium-high heat

3. Lastly add in coconut milk and Sazon spice and stir for a few minutes