They can be used to help children make complete sentences and enrich their vocabulary. Make three different piles subjects, verbs, and objects. Ask children to pick three cards, one from each pile. The sentences will sometimes be quite silly but you are sure to have fun. Ask children to bring a picture or an object which reminds them of their mother to daycare with them. What do mothers do during the day? What does your mother love? What is her favourite meal? What is her favourite drink?
After your circle time discussion, ask your group to invent a story about mothers. Encourage them to provide ideas. Jot down all their suggestions. Invite them to illustrate the story. Display it on the wall. Use the document to announce your activities. Display it where everyone can see it.
Have children color the flowers. In the centre of each flower, glue a picture of a child with his or her mother. Hang the flowers from the ceiling. Use colorful ribbon or fishing wire to hang baby-themed accessories from the ceiling in your daycare. Transform your role play area to make it look like a nursery. Set up a crib, a high chair, a playpen, etc. Add pacifiers, rattles, and other small items along with dolls in a variety of sizes.
Use a dry-erase marker to write your menu and display it where parents will see it. Have children color their placemat. When they are done, laminate the placemats and use them to teach children the proper way to set the table. Children will be happy to give their placemat to their mother as a gift. Hang them within your daycare to form a garland.
Use them to introduce your group and parents to your theme while decorating a corner of your daycare. Decorate your walls and hang decorations from the ceiling to create a special atmosphere for the theme. Create a poster that will present both children and mothers and superstars. Simply glue pictures of mothers with their child on a large piece of paper. Laminate your poster and display it on a wall. Have fun naming each child and each mother. You may also print the following poster. Open poster-Mom superstar of the day Display it on your daycare door.
Select a picture or shape that you like star, moon, heart, animal, etc. Hang the pictures from a clothing hanger or a branch using string. Door decorations-I love Mommy. Open door decorations-I love Mommy Print the decorations and use them to decorate your daycare door, hallway, or cloakroom. Let children draw on them and decorate them. Display the decorations where mothers are sure to see them. Give each child a tree branch.
Invite them to decorate a metal can. They can fill their can with sand and insert their branch. If you want to turn this into a group project, use a larger branch in a bucket full of sand. Either way, children can paint their branch and add glitter. At the end of the day, invite mothers to check the mailbox to see if they have received mail.
If you wish, this activity can last all week. Open models-large jewels Print and let children decorate a garland. Cut it out and hang it within the daycare or near the daycare entrance. Include necklaces, mirrors, makeup, dresses, scarves, hats, dolls, baby bottles, a tea set, an apron, dishes, gardening tools, knitting and embroidery projects, etc. Display all pictures on a special wall within the daycare.
Use the banners to decorate your daycare. Invite children and parents to guess who each pair of eyes and each smile belongs to. Create a special wall to celebrate mothers. Write things children have said about their mother on the wall and add drawings, pictures, etc. Be sure to set up this wall where everyone is sure to see it. If you wish, you could also hang a clothesline in front of your wall. During the theme, children can insert any crafts, drawings, or messages they prepare for their mother in their envelope. At the end of the week, children will be happy to hand their envelope to their mother who will love discovering its contents.
The pictures may be used as a memory game or to spark a conversation with your group. Use them to decorate your daycare or a thematic corner. Memory game. Children trace the lines with waxed string Wikki Stix. Variation: Trace the lines with glue and press string on the glue-covered lines. Wikki Stix are sold on the educatall online store. Print the writing activity sheet for each child or print one copy and laminate it for use with a dry-erase marker. Open writing activities-M for mother.
You may use the stationery to communicate with parents, in your writing area, or to identify your thematic bins. Children must trace the shapes using a dry-erase marker. Open educa-shape tracing-Mothers and grandmothers Print and laminate for durable, eco-friendly use. Activity sheets are suggested for each theme. Print and follow instructions.
Have children complete the sheet as per instructions. Have children color the sheet. Once they are done, they may use Magic Nuudles to turn their coloring page into a three-dimensional work of art. Variation: If you do not have Magic Nuudles, ask children to fill the spaces designed for the Magic Nuudles with bingo markers or stickers. To order Magic Nuudles. The flashcards may be used to spark a conversation with your group, in your reading and writing area, or to identify your thematic bins. To create your chatterbox, you will need an empty shoebox or a small bin that you can decorate as you see fit.
Fill it with tiny objects, illustrations, pictures, and accessories related to your theme. To help you, we have created a series of cards that you may use. During circle time or, for example, when children are waiting for their lunch, have them take turns picking a card or object out of your chatterbox and naming the corresponding item. Use a puppet to encourage children to talk about a variety of subjects related to their mother. The puppet may help children who are shy overcome their shyness or help those who need language support.
One thing is certain, the puppet will lead to many interesting discussions! Provide a portable recording device mothers can use to record their voice. They could, for example, sing a song. Listen to the recordings with the children in your group. Manipulating the small tiles represents a great fine motor skill exercise.
At the same time, children will notice which letters make up the different words. On a large piece of cardboard, display one copy of each flashcard vertically. Cut the second copy of each flashcard in half so that you have the word on one side and the illustration on the other side. Attach Velcro behind each piece. Stick a strip of Velcro to the right of each word flashcard on your board. Set the cut flashcards on a table and encourage children to find a word and illustration that go together and press them on your board, next to the corresponding flashcard.
This activity will help children learn to associate the words to the correct items. Use a hole-punch to make a hole at the top of each flashcard. Thread a ribbon through each hole and tie a knot. Bring the word flashcards outside and encourage children to use them to decorate a tree. Children will be happy to repeat this activity many times. Eventually, they will learn to recognize the words. Hang one copy of each word on an indoor clothesline with colourful clothespins. Arrange the copies in a pile on a table.
Let children take turns picking a word and finding the matching word on the clothesline. When they find a match, they can place the flashcard on top of the one that was already hanging on the clothesline. Help younger children manipulate the clothespins if necessary.
Word race. Divide your group into two teams. When you give them the signal, children must search for the flashcards for a pre-determined period, for example three minutes. If they are unable to find the correct word, the other team can earn the point if they succeed. Children take turns picking a word flashcard and presenting it to the group. Together, identify facts and details related to each word. Ask questions to encourage children to talk. Name a word or profession and encourage children to identify the corresponding word flashcard. Mom scene. Open scene-Mom Print, laminate, and cut out the items.
Children use the pieces to complete the scene. Stick four pieces of black felt on a large piece of cardboard and hang this felt board on a wall. The felt shapes will stick to the felt board. Children will enjoy moving the felt shapes around to create different scenes and stories.
Parents will enjoy pronouncing the words in many different languages with their children. Laminate it and cut out the illustrations. Have children place them in the correct order to recreate the story. Picture clue story. Sit in a circle with your group. Begin reading the story. When you reach a picture clue, pause and point to the illustration. Encourage children to guess the missing word. Call children one by one. When it is their turn, they must ask if they may execute various actions related to animals. Other examples of animals which are easy to imitate are a chicken, a horse, or a kangaroo.
Have fun with these wonderful workshop ideas provided by Caroline Allard. Sensory bins:. Print and laminate the perpetual calendar that corresponds to the activities you wish to offer. Display it a few days ahead of time to remind parents and children of the upcoming special activities. Schedule of activities: Open schedule-Special Day-Moms at daycare Print, list any activities scheduled for this special day, and display for parents and children to see.
Invitations: Open invitations-Special Day-Moms at daycare Use these invitations to invite mothers to join you for this special day. Print an invitation for each child. Encourage children to color their invitation and give it to their mother at the end of the day a color version is also available. Greeting: Children can give their mother a bouquet of paper flowers. Use the banner to decorate your daycare.
Surprise activity: Children can pay tribute to their mother in front of the entire group. Open picture frame-Special Day-Moms at daycare Print a picture frame for each child and use it to display pictures of your special day within your daycare or to offer a special souvenir that children will be proud to take home. Schedule of activities: Open schedule-Special Day-A show for moms Print, list any activities scheduled for this special day, and display for parents and children to see. Invitations: Open invitations-Special Day-A show for moms Use these invitations to invite mothers and grandmothers to join you for this special day.
Greeting: Children wear a special costume or simply wear a special flower crown. If you wish, you can also draw flowers on their face using makeup pencils. Surprise activity: Form a choir with your group. You can also provide musical instruments. Children can also take turns performing a song, dance, or other artistic production. Some may prefer to perform as a duet. Short plays or magic tricks are other interesting possibilities. Open picture frame-Special Day-A show for moms Print a picture frame for each child and use it to display pictures of your special day within your daycare or to offer a special souvenir that children will be proud to take home.
Surprise activity: Children prepare breakfast for their mother. Mothers cans join you between a. This special breakfast is a great opportunity for mothers to meet and socialize. Children will be so proud to have their mother with them in their daycare environment. Have children prepare an edible garland by threading Froot Loops cereal on licorice laces. Before beginning the theme, prepare a chart listing the name of each child and four columns which can be used to add the information children discover about their mother during the theme.
You may give mothers the questionnaire a few weeks ahead of time to ensure you have plenty of time to prepare your activities. Open questionnaire mothers Print and give a copy to each mother. You may follow the steps throughout the week or select only the activities you prefer. My name is Grand-grand-grand-grand-mother. I am the oldest mother in the world. Today, I thought I would pay you a visit to see how well you all know your mother. Throughout the week, I will suggest activities which will verify just how well you know her and to honour her that means to thank her for everything she does for you each day.
Your early childhood educator will give you instructions each day by reading the letters I send to her from my home. Hello my little friends,. Do you know what they are? Do you have any ideas? I asked your early childhood educator to prepare various workshops for you so that you can try a few of these talents yourself. Tonight, you can ask her and talk about her artistic talent. You can share it with the group during circle time tomorrow. Your mother can even come add her artistic talent to the chart tomorrow morning.
Have fun creating! Memo for the early childhood educator: Organize artistic talent workshops. Good morning sweethearts,. Do you know what kind of work your mother does? I asked your early childhood educator to prepare workshops to help you explore different professions. You will see that several different professions exist. Have fun! You may even ask mothers to provide various items or to come speak to the children about their work. Take pictures of the children when they are dressed up like their mother.
Display the pictures within the daycare. Hello my little chefs,. Do you know what her favourite food is? You will prepare a recipe with your early childhood educator today. When you are done, your early childhood educator will show you several illustrations.
You will see that there are several different types of food At the end of the day, you will all know your mother a little better! See you tomorrow! Memo for the early childhood educator: Bake cookies or a cake with your group. Several food illustrations are available in the educatall club. Today we will be very active! Do you know which sport your mother enjoys? Have you ever participated in this sport with her? I asked your early childhood educator to set up several sport workshops outside.
You will be given the chance to try each of them. Drinking water is very important when you are active! Memo to the early childhood educator: Prepare outdoor workshops which correspond to the sports mothers enjoy as per the answers provided in the questionnaire they completed. Have a nutritious snack and a large jug of water available. Children will want to drink plenty of water, just like real athletes!
Hello my darlings,. Today is the last day of our special week about mothers. Throughout the day, she will ask you to prepare various crafts to decorate the daycare and cover the table. She may even ask you to make a special hat for your mother. Organizing a party is a lot of work! When mothers arrive at the end of the day, your early childhood educator will play their favourite songs.
It was a privilege to spend the week with you. I hope you had fun and that you were all able to discover a few things about your mother! Prepare fruit punch and serve each mother a glass as they arrive. You may use the following recipe or your own. Sparkling Ruby Punch. Open creative recipe-Sparkling Ruby Punch. We suggest you organize, with the help of your group, a special breakfast to honour mothers. It will be a busy week what with so many things to prepare to make the breakfast perfect!
Children shall be cooks. They will begin by making their chef hats and decorating a large tablecloth as a group. Why not prepare a small show for the mothers to enjoy after breakfast? Each child decorates two strips of heavy white paper with sparkles and crayons. Staple a small white garbage bag all the way around the contour of the hat. Children may wear their hat during breakfast.
Presentation is important for such an important breakfast! You may also simply add flowers. Purchase a white paper tablecloth. Have children decorate it. Create various kinds of flowers tissue paper, fabric, Kleenexes, plastic, etc. If you prefer, simply place them in a vase. Preparation of the show. Set up a theatre area to present the show.
Punch small holes and insert flowers made by the children in your group. Children may stand in front of this background to recite a poem or sing a song. Adding a small kiss on the cheek will steal the show for sure! For costumes, children can make flower hats and glasses. Open flower hat and Open flower glasses.
A mother sits, blindfolded. Cut a variety of fruit. Set them on a plate. Children slide the pieces onto skewers for their mother. Each child makes a necklace for his mother. Children thread them onto a piece of string liquorice. This is my spot. Deposit one illustration on the table and cover it with Mac-Tac.
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Place the other copy in a bag. Children take turns picking an illustration to determine their spot at the table for the day. You can also use them to determine naptime spots or their place in the task train. The path may lead to areas children visit frequently or be used to divide various workshops. Ask children to walk on tiptoe… as if they were wearing high-heeled shoes.
Fill a bin with various toys related to the theme. Children can play with the toys once they have washed their hands. The only rule: their hands must be clean to play with the toys in this bin. Open craft-heart shape Trace and cut various sizes of hearts. Decorate them with sparkles, lace, ribbon, cotton balls, confetti, etc. Glue the hearts back to back on either side of a piece of ribbon or string. Glue pictures of mothers and babies on the hearts.
Hang from the ceiling. Fill a large bin with fabric flowers. Simply remove the flowers from the stem, keeping only the flowers and leaves. Let babies explore the textures and colors. Prepare a bin filled with different types of fabric. Babies will appreciate touching and exploring the different textures… from very soft to rather rough. Fill a large bag with a variety of items associated with mothers. Children take turns feeling the bag or inserting their hand and trying to identify an object. They can each ask two questions. If they are unable to identify an object, they must skip their turn.
By pressing them on small plastic bottles, you can create an original bowling game.
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Arrange the bottles on a table. Children can roll a tennis ball towards the bowling pins. Give each child three chances. Who will be successful at making all the bowling pins fall down. Give each child the same number of cards. They can take turns hiding the cards within your daycare. When they are done, the hunt begins! Children try to find as many cards as possible, as quickly as possible. Have children tear and crumple pieces of tissue paper in a variety of colors. Once this is done, they can use the crumpled pieces of paper to fill the shapes.
Display their work. Celebrity Boardwalk. Create your very own celebrity boardwalk. Cut stars out of cardboard. Using adhesive paper, arrange the stars on the floor in a hallway. Invite children to walk from one star to the next to discover your very special celebrities! Encourage children to draw or paint on empty toilet paper rolls. They may also use stickers to decorate them. Cut each toilet paper roll into two or three pieces to create large necklace beads. Children can easily thread the beads on colorful string or ribbon to create a necklace for their mother.
Invite mothers and grandmothers to provide a variety of accessories they no longer wear: hats, scarves, slippers, old sunglasses, etc. Children will have fun dressing up and pretending they are mothers or grandmothers. My mother is special. Have children sit in a circle on the floor. Name a child and roll a ball in his or her direction. When they hear their name, they must request your permission to execute actions associated with different animals.
You are a member of the dog family. Hide the cards throughout your yard. Set a basket in one area and inform children that every time they find a card, they must set it in the basket before going back to search for more. The game continues until all the cards have been found. Modeling flowers-Modeling dough and colors. Open colorful flowers Print and laminate.
Arrange the flowers on the table and provide many different colors of modeling dough. Have children form small balls of dough. They can press each one on a petal of the flower of the corresponding color. Open colorful flowers Print and stick each flower on a clothespin. Have each child pick a color. They can use the clothespin to pin their flower on their sweater. Once this step is done, children take turns picking a clothespin, naming the color of the flower, and pinning it on the child who is already wearing a flower of the corresponding color.
Collect pictures of mothers or photographs of the mothers of the children in your group and cut each one into two or three pieces using serrated edge scissors. Give each child one puzzle piece and hide the remaining pieces.
Invite children to search for their missing pieces so they can complete their puzzle. Give each child a shoelace or ribbon they can thread through the holes. Children search within the daycare for objects which remind them of their mother. Prior to the activity, hide a scarf, lipstick, glasses, necklaces, sweaters, hats, high-heeled shoes, etc.
Give children instructions just like their mothers do. You may, for example, ask them to brush their teeth, go to sleep, eat, etc. A walk with Mommy. Stop at the park to eat a special snack and play together. If there is a pedestrian path nearby, this is the perfect occasion to explore it. Have children draw their mother using sidewalk chalk. When the mothers arrive at the end of the day, invite them to guess which portrait their child made. Collect as many toy strollers as possible and bring them outside so that children can take their dolls for a walk.
Hang your jumping ropes so they look like clotheslines. Provide a container filled with facecloths and doll clothing. Children will love hanging them on the clothesline! Arrange them on the floor within your daycare. To the sound of music, children move around the daycare. When the music stops, they must quickly find a picture to stand on.
Variation: If you wish, you can also remove a picture after each round to increase the level of difficulty. Several children will have to stand on the same picture. Invite mothers to record a short message for their child. Children must guess who the voices belong to.
Play music as children arrive in the morning or leave in the afternoon. Invite mothers to dance with you for a few minutes. The good job flower. Open Good job flower Print and laminate. Print one petal for each child in your group. You may have children color their petal, add a picture of each child, or have children choose a sticker to decorate their petal. Even the smallest positive actions will do!
During the afternoon snack, read them for the group and applaud what a good job they did! Children remove their socks. One child plays the role of the mother. He or she must put the socks on all the children! This is the perfect occasion for foot massages. Children may use their hands or tennis balls. Two mothers game. Open game-Two mothers Print and laminate. Glue a stick behind each illustration so you can use them as puppets. Stand at one end of your daycare. Have children stand at the opposite end of the room, with their back against the wall. Show them one of the mothers.
They must hop towards you. When you hold up the other mother, they must stop in their tracks and remain perfectly still, like a statue.
Alternate between both mothers until children have reached you. Print and assemble the die. Children take turns rolling the die. They color a specific part, per the number the die lands on. The first child to have completely colored his or her picture wins. Open game-Four mothers Print, glue the cards on opaque cardboard and cut them out.
Children take turns rolling a die. The first child who has collected all four mothers wins. Playing with pictures of mothers. Print the pictures and use them for different activities. With older toddlers, photograph each child as well. Have fun associating each child to his or her mother. Open animal mothers Print, laminate, and cut out. The pictures represent mothers and babies.
Use them for different games:. Print pictures of mothers. Color them if necessary. Arrange several Popsicle sticks in a row on a table and glue a picture on top of them. Cut along each stick. Repeat these steps for each picture. Hand children a set of Popsicle sticks and invite them to place them in the correct order to complete the picture. This game can be done individually or enjoyed as a group activity.
Children roll a die, count the dots, and color the corresponding part. Prepare a series of wooden clothespins on which you have written or painted numbers Children must count the items on each card and place the corresponding clothespin on the correct number. Open game-Four mothers Print, stick the cards on opaque cardboard, and cut them out. Set all the cards face down on the floor. The game continues. The first child who has all four mothers wins.
If you prefer, print a copy for each child. Children must associate each object to the crayon of the corresponding color by drawing a line with a crayon of the same color if desired. Play bingo with your group. Children must draw a line between identical illustrations or color them using the same color. For durable, eco-friendly use, laminate for use with dry-erase markers.
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Children must identify the six 6 intruders. Children must color the bottom picture black and white to make it look exactly like the top picture in color. Children must draw a line to connect the two items which go together. Children must trace the lines using the correct colors.
When they reach the end of each line, they may also color the object with the corresponding color. Children color the mandala designs. Children must identify the differences between the two illustrations and circle them with a dry-erase marker. Children must draw a line to the shadow which corresponds to each illustration using a dry-erase marker. Children must count the objects in each rectangle and circle the corresponding number. Children associate each mother to the correct baby. Variation: You may choose to add magnets to the back to give the game a different dimension.
Mommy by number. Open Mommy by number Print for each child. Children must follow the color code to complete the picture. Cut them out and store them in a box or in a plastic bag. Children pick an illustration and search for it on the board game, using a magnifying glass. Once they have found a match, they deposit the illustration in the correct square, on the board game. Children pick a card and search for the item in the bigger picture.
Children must circle the illustration which is different in each row. Ask children to color the mothers. Have them circle the largest illustration with a red marker and the smallest one with a blue marker. Add Velcro to the back of the cards. Children must correctly place the cards to complete the patterns. Ask mothers to provide pictures of them when they were small. Ask children to guess which picture represents their mother.
Display them on a large piece of cardboard so parents can try to guess too! Invite mothers and grandmothers for a cocktail at the end of the day. Serve coffee and sweets you have prepared with your group. Prepare a short video of children speaking about what they like most about their mother.
Present the video during the cocktail. Calling Mom. Have each child surprise his mother with a phone call at work or a message left on the answering machine at home. Have children decorate a frame and glue the picture inside. Open genealogical tree Print for each child. Children complete their tree at home with their mother. Invite children to present their genealogical tree to their friends.
They can read a story, show children how to knit, talk to the children about when they were young, etc. Purse contents. Collect a variety of old purses and handbags. Ask mothers if they have old bags they no longer use that they could give you. Fill them with different items that mothers often carry in their purse such as a toy telephone, a wallet, a hairbrush, a book, lipstick, etc. Encourage children to discover the contents of the handbags. They will have fun emptying them and putting the items back in as they see fit. Insert it in their scrapbook once it has been completed.
Cut them out and stick a pastel-coloured drinking straw behind each one. Let children choose the accessories they prefer and photograph them. Invite parents to have fun with your photo booth too. Print and display the pictures. They will represent great souvenirs! Use them for a mime game. Children take turns picking a word and using gestures to help others guess what it is.
The child who guesses correctly can mime the next word. You will need pictures of each child as well as his family members. Invite children to flip through the pages of a magazine and pick a picture. Help children cut out the face of each of their family members so they can glue them on the picture they chose. Fill a large chest with clothing items, shoes, hats, jewellery, etc.
Let children dress up like a mother whenever they feel like it throughout the theme. Messages from the heart. Open messages from the heart for moms Print for each child and have them cut out their heart and decorate it as they wish. You will need a large piece of cardboard.
Fold each heart in half and glue one half of each one on your piece of cardboard. Arrange the hearts so that they are dispersed on your cardboard. Encourage children to draw their mother. Ask them different questions about their mother activities she enjoys, her favorite food, her favorite color, her eye color, etc. Have each child decorate a clear plastic container. Use small pieces of cardstock to write kind words children would like to say to their mother. Children insert the messages in their container.
Mothers will enjoy reading one message per day…. Loving message for Mom. Children will enjoy dressing the doll many different ways. Open dress-up dolls-Mom and Dad Print and laminate. Children will enjoy dressing the doll different ways. Deposit a laundry basket filled with clean towels and socks on the floor. Have children fold the clothes. Let children wash dolls in a small bathtub or water table.
When they are done, they can dress the dolls and put them to bed. Mommy takes the hurt away. Provide children with several small bandages. Add necklaces, dresses, purses, high-heeled shoes, and scarves to your dress-up bin. You may even include makeup and hair accessories. Collect empty food packages. Deposit them throughout the daycare. Give each child a grocery bag and have them pretend they are grocery shopping. Give each child a doll or stuffed animal. To the sound of music, have them rock their baby. Variation: Rock each child.
Use actions which are normally done by mothers such as: go to sleep, brush your teeth, wash your hands, etc. Call out several names. Provide plastic food items, dishes, and utensils in your kitchen area. Children take turns cooking. The other children can ask the child playing the role of the mother to prepare specific meals. Make an audio cassette tape recorder or CD computer and microphone of children singing a few songs or saying kind words. Wrap for the perfect gift! Invite children to bring an object belonging to their mother to the daycare. It could be a necklace, a scarf, a hat, etc.
Children will love to wear it throughout the day. Box of kisses. Open model-Box of kisses Print for each child. Children decorate their box. When they are done, encourage them to open the box and add a ton of kisses. At the end of the day, children can give their box of kisses to their mother.
Variation: A small cardboard box, a small medicine bottle, or a container for a roll of film could also do just fine! Draw a large daisy for each child and cut it out. If children are old enough, have them cut their daisy. Ask each child to tell you kind words they would like to tell their mother. Write them on the petals. Decorate a plastic bottle water bottle for example with paint, colourful paper, sparkles Roll up a drawing the child made and insert it in the bottle.
Place the bottles in a large container filled with water. At the end of the week, invite each mother to pick a bottle, open it, and guess if the drawing was done by her child or not. If not, she places the drawing back in the bottle and picks another one until she finds the correct drawing. Open creative recipe-Scented balls for bath time Print. Open creative recipe-decorative soaps for Mom Print. Your modeling dough workshop becomes a kitchen. She went to get a manager. And the manager ended up asking her to leave and gave me a free drink.
I was a new mom with a tongue tied baby. That simple gesture made my year," one person responded to the post of the sign. They were one of the most supportive employers I've ever had when it's come to pumping. I got a private space, didn't have to take the time out of my regular break, and my bosses usually had some snacks and something to drink waiting in there. Retail is brutal but target was honestly amazing," another shared.
The comments also featured a number of women taking photos of themselves actually nursing in Target, one on a display chair. This isn't the first time Target's amazing approach to breastfeeding accommodations has made headlines. Back in , for instance, CBS News reported that after an incident between two customers in which a man was berating a woman for breastfeeding in public went viral, Target employees actually rushed to her defense.
Target's primary demographic is younger women , which is probably why it's so popular amongst moms, especially when you consider busy mothers have limited time and need to pick up everything from diapers to formula to a cute, new shirt that makes you feel like your most amazing self in one place. So, it makes sense that the execs at the company would recognize that there's a real need to raise awareness and tolerance for women breastfeeding, no matter where or when they need to do it.
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