April 23-27, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Closed for Easter Holiday.

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Looking at your Reflection in the Rolling Mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Creating Words with the Alphabet Bean Bags

Creative Expression: Make a Picture with the Stamps and Dot-a-Dots

Sensory Play: Exploring with the Keyboard

Physical Well-Being: Rolling and Throwing Balls

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend Play with the Doctor Toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Playing with the Musical Shakers

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Creating Patterns with Links

Connecting to Others: Building Train Tracks Together

WEDNESDAY

YMCA Swim

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing Peek-a-boo with your infant

Language Development/Expression (older children): Calling a Friend on the Toy Phones

Creative Expression: Gluing with Various Colours of Tissue Paper

Sensory Play: Using the Tools/Rollers to Mold the Playdough

Physical Well Being: Walking/Jumping on the Stepping Stones

Emotional Well-Being: Dressing up with the Hats and Clothes

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Sorting the Soft Toys in the Coloured Boxes

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building with the Cardboard Blocks

Connecting to Others: Playing in the Dollhouse Together

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Imitating Noises Your Infant Makes

Language Development/Expression (older children): Learning your Letters on the Alphabet Puzzle

Creative Expression: Painting with Lego Blocks

Sensory Play: Touch and Feel with the Textured Bean Bags

Physical Well-Being: Walking with the Push/Pull Toys

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with the Big Puppets

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring with the Push Down/Spin Toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Creating Structures with the Magformers

Connecting to Others: Cooking in the Toy Kitchen Together

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Making Expressions with the Colourful Scarves

Language Development/Expression (older children): Reading your Favorite Books

Creative Expression: Drawing a Picture with Chalk

Sensory Play: Shake, Look, and Listen to the Sensory Bottles

Physical Well-Being: Climb or Stand next to the Blue Bolster

Emotional Well-Being: Playing in the Farm with the Animals

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Sorting and Stacking with the Peg Board

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Looking at the Bugs with the Magnifying Glasses

Connecting to Others: Singing Songs at Circle Together

April 15-18, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Making Facial Expressions in the Lion Mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Practicing your Letters and Numbers on the Keyboard

Creative Expression: Drawing a Picture with the Pastels

Sensory Play: Making Creations using the Playdough

Physical Well-Being: Go Up and Down on the Infant Climber

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with the Finger Puppets

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring the Spiky Balls

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Sorting the Small Coloured Animals

Connecting to Others: Reading Books Together

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing with the Toy Piano

Language Development/Expression (older children): Creating Words with the Magnets

Creative Expression: Painting with Water Colours and Various Brushes

Sensory Play: Making your own Song with the Musical Instruments

Physical Well-Being: Building with the Cardboard Blocks

Emotional Well-Being: Dressing up with the Clothes and Hats

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring with the Colourful Scarves

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building a Structure with the Lego

Connecting to Others: Looking at the Emotions Poster. Are you Happy or Sad?

WEDNESDAY

Fundraising Meeting

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Exploring the Alphabet and Number Abacus

Language Development/Expression (older children): Taking a Picture with the Toy Camera

Creative Expression: Gluing with Foam Shapes

Sensory Play: Shake, Look, and Listen to the Sensory Bottles

Physical Well Being: Climb or Practice Standing with the Blue Bolster

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend Play with Tool Time

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Rolling the Balls down the Ramps

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building a Train Track for your Trains

Connecting to Others: Singing Songs at Circle Together

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Closed for Easter Holiday.

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Closed for Easter Holiday.

April 8-13, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Exploring the animals of the animal noise toy

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making facial expressions in the mirror

Creative Expression: Painting at the easel

Sensory Play: Touch and feel the spiky balls

Physical Well-Being: Rolling and tossing balls

Emotional Well-Being: Dressing up baby dolls

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Making towers out of the stacking blocks

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Creating patterns using the Links

Connecting to Others: Playing with cars together

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing Peek-a-Boo with your infant

Language Development/Expression (older children): Creating stories using finger puppets

Creative Expression: Making drawings with chalk on black paper

Sensory Play: Feeling the soft animal toys

Physical Well-Being: Climbing up on the blue bolster

Emotional Well-Being: Pretending to take photos with the toy camera

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Sorting coloured toys to their boxes

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Discovering details on bugs using a magnifying glass

Connecting to Others: Assembling the big fruit puzzle together

WEDNESDAY

Raising Sexually Healthy Children Workshop

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Making expression in the rolling mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making conversations using the toy phones

Creative Expression: Painting with cars

Sensory Play: Exploring the sounds on the toy piano

Physical Well Being: Hitting the drums

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using the doctor’s kit

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring the push-down toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Assembling the magnetic puzzles

Connecting to Others: Reading books together

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Imitating the noises your infant makes

Language Development/Expression (older children): Playing with the little people in the doll house

Creative Expression: Making drawings with crayons

Sensory Play: Touching and listening to the noises made from the wooden mobile

Physical Well-Being: Shaking musical shakers and bottles

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using the construction toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring the ball and ramp

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Creating patterns and structures using Magformers

Connecting to Others: Building structures using big cardboard blocks

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Making expressions using colourful scarves

Language Development/Expression (older children): Forming words using the alphabet bean bags

Creative Expression: Making art using stamps and stencils

Sensory Play: Making Play Dough creations

Physical Well-Being: Clapping during circle time

Emotional Well-Being: Expressing feelings using the big puppets

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring the colourfu sensory bottles

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Discovering the noises of the Barn toy

Connecting to Others: Playing with the props in the kitchen together.

April 1-6, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Make an Expression with your Infant in the Rolling Mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Practice recognizing letters and making words using alphabet bean bags

Creative Expression: Creating art with paint and Lego blocks

Sensory Play: Shaking sensory bottles

Physical Well-Being: Walking and jumping on stepping stones

Emotional Well-Being: Dressing up with Clothes and Hats

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Stacking rings on the stacking tower

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring the peg board

Connecting to Others: Reading Books Together

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Exploring letters with the alphabet books

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making conversation using toy phones

Creative Expression: Painting over white crayon with water colours

Sensory Play: Discovery bugs in the slime

Physical Well-Being: Tossing bean bags

Emotional Well-Being: Exploring own emotions using the emotions poster

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Playing with the push-down and spinning toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring with the Marble Run

Connecting to Others: Singing songs together during Circle Time

WEDNESDAY

Kortright Centre “Sugar Bush Trip”

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Communicating with your infant using the big puppets

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making pairs using the “Make a Pair” block set

Creative Expression: Drawing with Dot-a-Dots

Sensory Play: Touch and Feel the Textured Bean Bags

Physical Well Being: Building structures with the big cardboard blocks

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend feeding the babies

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Playing with the balls and ramp

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Weaving yarn through the wooden weavers

Connecting to Others: Playing with the farm and farm animals together

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Take a Picture with the Toy Camera

Language Development/Expression (older children): Playing with the dolls in the doll house

Creative Expression: Gluing felt pieces on paper

Sensory Play: Touch and Feel with the soft animals

Physical Well-Being: Walking with the rolling pull toys

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play in the kitchen using the props

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Sorting shapes with the wooden box

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Making patterns with Links

Connecting to Others: Eating with friends during snack time

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Shaking and hitting musical instruments

Language Development/Expression (older children): Building expressions using Potato Heads

Creative Expression: Painting with various sponge rollers

Sensory Play: Touch and feel with the colourful scarves

Physical Well-Being: Jumping during Sleeping Bunnies

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using the Doctor’s kit

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring the paths of the 3D shape maze

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring materials in the discovery board using magnifying glasses

Connecting to Others: Building Train Tracks Together

March 25-30, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Make an Expression with your Infant in the Rolling Mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Practice your Letters/Numbers with the Magnets

Creative Expression: Gluing with Pipe Cleaners

Sensory Play: Shaking and Looking at Sensory Bottles

Physical Well-Being: Climb on or stand next to the Blue Bolster

Emotional Well-Being: Dressing up with Clothes and Hats

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring using the Coloured Peg Board

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Look at the Bugs on Grass with the Magnifying Glasses

Connecting to Others: Reading Books Together

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Sorting the Soft Toys in the Coloured Boxes

Language Development/Expression (older children): Reading your Favorite Books

Creative Expression: Colouring with Pastels

Sensory Play: Make a Creation with the Playdough

Physical Well-Being: Building with the Cardboard Blocks

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with the Wooden Mobile

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Sorting Shapes using the Wooden Box

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring with the Lego Blocks

Connecting to Others: Playing Together in the Doll House

WEDNESDAY

Baby Yoga for Pre-Crawlers

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing with the Soft Farm Toys

Language Development/Expression (older children): Talking on the Pretend Phones

Creative Expression: Painting with Various Brushes

Sensory Play: Touch and Feel the Textured Bean Bags

Physical Well Being: Climb and Walk on the Infant Climber

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend Play with Tool Time

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring with the Stacking Toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Make a Pattern with the Links

Connecting to Others: Working on Puzzles Together

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Take a Picture with the Toy Camera

Language Development/Expression (older children): Building Expressions on Potato Heads

Creative Expression: Painting on Coffee Filters

Sensory Play: Touch and Feel with the Colourful Scarves

Physical Well-Being: Jumping During Sleeping Bunnies

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with the Finger Puppets

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring with the Bead Maze

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Sorting Coloured Animals in Trays

Connecting to Others: Singing Songs at Circle

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing Peek-a-boo

Language Development/Expression (older children): Practicing your Letters/Numbers on the Keyboard

Creative Expression: Make a Picture with the Markers and Stamps

Sensory Play: Create a Song with the Musical Instruments

Physical Well-Being: Dancing to the Music Playing in Drop In

Emotional Well-Being: Looking at the Emotions Poster . Are you Happy or Sad?

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Rolling Balls Down the Ramp

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring with the Magformers

Connecting to Others: Building Train Tracks Together

March 18-23, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Looking at infant’s reflection in the Lion Mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Exploring letters using the keyboard

Creative Expression: Make a painting using the small cars

Sensory Play: Making music using the musical instruments

Physical Well-Being: Jumping on the hopscotch

Emotional Well-Being: Having conversations on the pretend phones

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Building faces on the Potato Heads

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Making structures using Magformers

Connecting to Others: Singing songs together during circle time

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Expressing emotions using big puppets

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making words using alphabet magnets

Creative Expression: Creating art using crayons and markers

Sensory Play: Feeling and looking at the colourful scarves

Physical Well-Being: Walking and jumping on the stepping stones

Emotional Well-Being: Looking at the emotions poster together

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Rolling balls on the ramp

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Looking at objects on the discovery board using magnifying glasses

Connecting to Others: Eating snacks with my friends

WEDNESDAY

Fundraising Committee Meeting

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Pretending to take pictures using the toy camera

Language Development/Expression (older children): Having conversations using finger puppets

Creative Expression: Making art using Dot-a-dots

Sensory Play: Shaking sensory bottles

Physical Well Being: Dancing while listening to songs

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using Doctor’s toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Sorting shapes using the shape sorter box

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Creating structures using big cardboard blocks

Connecting to Others: Playing with little people in the doll house together

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Singing nursery rhymes

Language Development/Expression (older children): Reading books together

Creative Expression: Drawing on black paper with chalk

Sensory Play: Touching and feeling soft animal toys

Physical Well-Being: Standing up using the blue bolster

Emotional Well-Being: Pretending to feed babies

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Pushing down on push & spin toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Looking at bugs using magnifying glasses

Connecting to Others: Building train tracks together

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing with the toy piano

Language Development/Expression (older children): Pretend Play with toy food in the kitchen

Creative Expression: Painting with textured rollers

Sensory Play: Making play dough creations

Physical Well-Being: Walking with rolling toys

Emotional Well-Being: Playing dress-up with costumes

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Stacking and taking apart doughnut stacking toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Playing with magnetic puzzles and boards

Connecting to Others: Playing with airplanes together

March 11-16, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Interacting with infants by communicating with soft farm toys

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making words and counting using magnetic letters and numbers

Creative Expression: Creating paintings using Lego blocks

Sensory Play: Feeling and looking at colourful scarves

Physical Well-Being: Rolling and bouncing balls with friends

Emotional Well-Being: Talking about emotions using big puppets

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Playing with stacking toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Taking apart and solving puzzle boards

Connecting to Others: Reading books together

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Communicating with infant while looking at infant’s expressions in the rolling mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Singing along to nursery rhymes

Creative Expression: Painting with sponges using water colour paint on boarded card stock

Sensory Play: Shaking auditory sensory bottles

Physical Well-Being: Standing up and walking using infant climber

Emotional Well-Being: Responding back to infants by smiling, interacting with toys, or picking up

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Removing and replacing pegs on coloured peg board

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Sorting Lego blocks on to coloured construction paper

Connecting to Others: Playing together with friends using animals in the barn

WEDNESDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Interacting with infants by rolling backs back and forth and communicating their expressions

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making words using alphabet bean bags

Creative Expression: Making art using glue and foam shapes

Sensory Play: Playing with musical instruments

Physical Well Being: Support standing using blue bolster

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with wooden mobile

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Sorting shapes using shape sorter box

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring bugs using magnifying glass

Connecting to Others: Looking at emotions poster together

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Using coloured soft toy boxes to interact with infants

Language Development/Expression (older children): Playing with little people in the doll house

Creative Expression: Making art using crayons

Sensory Play: Touching and feeling textured bean bags

Physical Well Being: Building structures using cardboard blocks

Emotional Well-Being: Pretending to feed babies

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Rolling balls down a ramp

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Creating patterns with Links

Connecting to Others: Cooking in the kitchen together

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Pretending to take photos together using the toy camera

Language Development/Expression (older children): Talking to friends using toy phones

Creative Expression: Creating art using glitter glue and feathers

Sensory Play: Feeling spiky balls

Physical Well-Being: Jumping during Sleeping Bunnies

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with finger puppets

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Playing with push and spin toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building structures using Lego Blocks

Connecting to Others: Playing with cars together

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Communicating with infants using finger puppets

Language Development/Expression (older children): Building Potato heads together

Creative Expression: Creating art using markers and stamps

Sensory Play: Making play dough creations

Physical Well-Being: Clapping during circle time

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using doctor toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring the piano toy

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Sorting coloured animals into trays

Connecting to Others: Playing dress-up with costumes

Developmental Screening Fair March 19th

The student team at South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre will be hosting a Developmental Screening Fair. The event is free of cost and will be held in the second-floor auditorium of the Ralph Thornton Community Centre from 10am -2pm. We welcome any and all families with young children (newborn-6 years old) to attend this event. They have a wide variety of professionals including Oral Screening, Language, Emotional Development, Vision & Hearing and Nutrition!

If you are interested in attending, please contact the centre at 416-469-3776 or speak to one of our staff at your next visit into the centre!

March 4-9, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Pretend play with the toy camera

Language Development/Expression (older children): Talking with friends using the toy telephones

Creative Expression: Making art using paint and toy cars

Sensory Play: Feeling and playing with colourful scarves

Physical Well-Being: Using the baby bolster to support infant’s standing and mobility

Emotional Well-Being: Looking at the emotions poster. Are you Happy or Sad?

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Removing and re-stacking doughnut towers

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring magnetic items with the magnetic boards and puzzles

Connecting to Others: Building tracks using the train set

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing peek-a-boo

Language Development/Expression (older children): Pretend Play using doctor play kits

Creative Expression: Creating art using Mactac and fabric scraps

Sensory Play: Rolling and feeling spiky balls

Physical Well-Being: Jumping and balancing during hopscotch

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using carpenter tools

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring sensory bags

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Looking at and discovering items on a discovery board

Connecting to Others: Building structures using connector blocks

WEDNESDAY

Imagine IF Workshop: Deep Sea Adventure

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Exploring with the big puppets

Language Development/Expression (older children): Creating words using the alphabet blocks

Creative Expression: Making art using play dough

Sensory Play: Making music and listening to musical instruments

Physical Well Being: Dancing along to the music played on the stereo

Emotional Well-Being: Dressing up babies

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Pushing down on push/spin toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Creating structures using cardboard brick blocks

Connecting to Others: Playing with cars and planes together

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Singing nursery rhymes

Language Development/Expression (older children): Solving animal puzzles

Creative Expression: Creating art using foam shapes and glue

Sensory Play: Playing with and listening to the toy piano

Physical Well-Being: Jumping during 5 Little Monkeys

Emotional Well-Being: Eating with friends during snack time

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Making faces using the Potato Heads

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring different patterns with Links

Connecting to Others: Playing in the kitchen using props

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Talking about faces in the Lion mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Playing with farm animals and little people

Creative Expression: Drawing on black paper with chalk

Sensory Play: Feeling textured bean bags

Physical Well-Being: Bouncing and throwing balls

Emotional Well-Being: Playing dress up with costumes and hats

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Rolling balls down ramp

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Making 3D structures using magformers

Connecting to Others: Reading books together

February 25 - March 2, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Exploring the toy piano

Language Development/Expression (older children): Playing with finger puppets

Creative Expression: Creating art using glue and foam shapes

Sensory Play: Look and feel the colourful scarves

Physical Well-Being: Push with your hands on the Push & Spin toys

Emotional Well-Being: Feeding and Dressing babies

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Matching shapes in the wooden cube

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building structures using Lego pieces and Little People

Connecting to Others: Reading books with friends

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Look at your Reflection in the Rolling Mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Pretend play in the kitchen

Creative Expression: Write a letter and put it in the pretend mailbox

Sensory Play: Food Activity - Making Guacamole with Ivy and Jenessa

Physical Well-Being: Standing using the Blue Bolster

Emotional Well-Being: Talking on toy phones

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Pulling images on Velcro Boards

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring Busy Boards

Connecting to Others: Playing with cars and ramps

WEDNESDAY

Rescheduled Black History Month Celebration

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Taking photos with the toy camera

Language Development/Expression (older children): Dress up with costumes and hats

Creative Expression: Making art with paint and rollers

Sensory Play: Feeling Textured bean bags

Physical Well Being: Walking with rolling toys

Emotional Well-Being: Look and read the Emotions Poster

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Stacking tower toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Putting together puzzles

Connecting to Others: Building structures together with cardboard blocks

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Talking about food with the kitchen props

Language Development/Expression (older children): Singing along during circle time

Creative Expression: Pressing stamps to make art

Sensory Play: Feeling the Play dough

Physical Well-Being: Dancing along with music during Gym Time

Emotional Well-Being: Playing house with Little People

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Making patterns using Links

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring the textures of animals on grass with magnifying glass

Connecting to Others: Flying planes together

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing Peek-a-Boo

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making words using the Alphabet bean bags

Creative Expression: Drawing with Dot-a-Dots

Sensory Play: Playing with Musical Instruments

Physical Well-Being: Throwing and Rolling balls

Emotional Well-Being: Making faces using Mr. Potato Head

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Moving wooden beads along wire maze

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building train tracks

Connecting to Others: Eating snack with friends

February 19-23, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing with toy piano

Language Development/Expression (older children): Singing songs during Circle Time

Creative Expression: Gluing Stop Light Craft

Sensory Play: Exploring soft farm animals

Physical Well-Being: Using cookie cutter with play dough

Emotional Well-Being: Being with friends during snack time

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Playing with Links

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building a potato head

Connecting to Others: Playing dress-up with costumes and hats

WEDNESDAY

Sleep Strategies with the Whole Family

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing with big puppets

Language Development/Expression (older children): Reading books together

Creative Expression: Painting with cars

Sensory Play: Playing with musical instruments

Physical Well Being: Jumping during Sleeping Bunnies

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with pretend tools

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Putting in and taking out shapes from shape sphere

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building with Magformers

Connecting to Others: Playing with cars

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Looking at the rolling mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Talking on toy phones

Creative Expression: Drawing with crayons

Sensory Play: Feeling the spiky balls

Physical Well-Being: Throwing balls

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with textured bean bags

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Playing with grass and farm animals

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring magnetic boards

Connecting to Others: Playing with dinosaurs

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Engaging with coloured boxes and toys

Language Development/Expression (older children): Playing in the kitchen and with kitchen toys

Creative Expression: Building with play dough and stencils

Sensory Play: Playing with farm animal noise toy

Physical Well-Being: Crawling through the tunnel

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play with doctor toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Playing with the balls and ramps

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building with Lego

Connecting to Others: Playing in the barn together

February 11-15, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Reacting to reflections in the Lion mirror: Language Development/Expression (Infants)

Talking on toy phones: Language Development/Expression (Older Children)

Creating art with Dot-a-Dot stamps: Creative Expression

Repeating infant’s when communicating: Sensory Play

Using the Blue Bolster to support infant’s Gross Motor skills: Physical Well-Being

Playing Peek-a-Boo: Emotional Well-Being

Building with big cardboard blocks: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants)

Using magnifying glasses to look at insects: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children)

Reading books together: Connecting to Others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Playing with finger puppets: Language Development/Expression (infants)

Playing with human figurines and big doll house: Language Development/Expression (older children)

Making Adinkra fabric patterns using stamps and grid paper: Creative Expression

Food Activity: Making Guacamole with Ivy and Jenessa: Sensory Play

Jump from square to square during Hopscotch: Physical Well-Being

Playing with baby dolls: Emotional Well-Being

Looking at transparent coloured letters on top of a light box: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants)

Exploring the functions of objects on Busy Boards: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children)

Singing Songs together during Circle Time: Connecting to Others

WEDNESDAY

Black History Month Celebration

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Communicating while playing with Toy Camera: Language Development/Expression (infants)

Playing dress-up with costumes and hats: Language Development/Expression (older children)

Valentine’s Day Activity: Creative Expression

Playing with Drums: Sensory Play

Jumping on Stepping Stones: Physical Well Being

Imitating emotions from Emotions poster: Emotional Well-Being

Playing with Alphabet bean bags: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants)

Taking apart and putting together puzzles: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children)

Eating snack together with friends: Connecting to Others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Repeating infant’s actions and verbal communication: Language Development/Expression (infants)

Playing with Alphabet magnets: Language Development/Expression (older children)

Creating images with chalk on black paper: Creative Expression

Playing with textured bean bags: Sensory Play

Following actions during Circle time: Physical Well-Being

Playing with colourful scarves: Emotional Well-Being

Playing with the stacking toys: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants)

Building and playing with train and train tracks: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children)

Playing with cars and trucks together: Connecting to Others

February 4-9, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Reacting to reflections in the Lion mirror: language development/expression (infants)

Pretend play with Doctor toys: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with small cars: creative expression

Walking on different textured materials: sensory play

Jumping during 3 Little Monkeys: physical well-being

Feeding the babies: emotional well-being

Making patterns with Links: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Making shapes with play dough: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Singing songs during circle time: connecting to others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Singing nursery rhymes with finger puppets: language development/expression (infants)

Playing with Mr.Potato Head: language development/expression (older children)

Gluing with scrap paper and fabrics: creative expression

Shaking sensory bottles: sensory play

Walking along lines of tape: physical well-being

Playing with people figurines in the toy house: emotional well-being

Putting Popsicle sticks into a box : manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Building with Lego blocks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Playing in the toy kitchen together: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Lunar New Year

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Taking pretend photos with toy camera: language development/expression (infants)

Playing dress-up with clothes and hats: language development/expression (older children)

Drawing with chalk: creative expression

Spiky balls: sensory play

Playing with push and pull toys : physical well being

Talking on the toy phones: emotional well-being

Sorting colours into boxes: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning(infants)

Making shapes with Popsicle sticks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Reading the emotions poster: connecting to others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Spinning farm animal toy with noises: language development/expression (infants)

Playing with alphabet blocks: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with Lego blocks: creative expression

Feeling textured bean bags: sensory play

Making noise with toy shakers: physical well-being

Pretend play with toy tools: emotional well-being

Playing with rolling caterpillar: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Sorting coloured animals: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Playing with cars and ramps together: connecting to others

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30 )

Sorting coloured soft toy bins: language development/expression (infants)

Playing with big puppets: language development/expression (older children)

Creating art with glue and glitter: creative expression

Making sounds with musical instruments: sensory play

Rolling and bouncing balls : physical well-being

Being with my friends during snack time: emotional well-being

Stacking toys : manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Building train tracks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Doing puzzles together: connecting to others

January 28- February 2, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Imitating Infants Words and Sounds: language development/expression (infants)

Talking on Pretend Phone: language development/expression (older children)

Stamping with Dot-A-Dots: creative expression

Bubble Wrap Walk: sensory play

Jumping During Sleeping Bunnies: physical well-being

Interacting with Babies: Holding Hands While Walking: emotional well-being

Sorting Soft Toys in Coloured Boxes: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Exploring the Puzzle Boards: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Building with Cardboard Blocks Together: connecting to others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Rolling Balls Back and Forth: language development/expression (infants)

Working on the Alphabet Puzzles: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with Stamps: creative expression

Exploring with the Big Puppets: sensory play

Going Up and Down on the Infant Climber: physical well-being

Responding Back to Infants: Smile Back or Pick-Up: emotional well-being

Stacking the Doughnut Toys : manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Playing with the Magformers: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Singing Songs at Circle: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Program Meeting

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Looking at the Alphabet Books: language development/expression (infants)

Chunky Board Book with Matching Blocks: language development/expression (older children)

Gluing Felt Pieces: creative expression

Playing the Musical Instruments: sensory play

Balancing on the Stepping Stones : physical well being

Feeding the Baby Dolls: emotional well-being

Using the Push/Spin Toys (Farm, Piano): manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning(infants)

Building with the Train Tracks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Playing in the Doll House Together: connecting to others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Learning with the Coloured Piano: language development/expression (infants)

Reading my Favorite Books: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with Various Brushes: creative expression

Touching the Colourful Scarves: sensory play

Pulling the Toy Dog and Phone: physical well-being

Pretend Play with the Doctor Toys: emotional well-being

Exploring with the Shape Sorter: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Playing with the Plus Connectors: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Dramatic Play with Costumes Together: connecting to others

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30 )

Shaking the Shakers: language development/expression (infants)

Typing on the Keyboard: language development/expression (older children)

Creating with Markers and Stamps: creative expression

Make a Creation out of Playdough: sensory play

Climbing on the Blue Bolster: physical well-being

Dress Up with the Various Hats: emotional well-being

Rolling the Balls Down Ramps: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Building with the Lego: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Reading Books Together: connecting to others

January 21-26, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Playing with the Soft Farm Toys: language development/expression (infants)

Learning our Letters/ Numbers with the Magnets: language development/expression (older children)

Stamping with the Dot-a-Dots: creative expression

Make your own Creation with the Playdough: sensory play

Rolling/ Bouncing Balls: physical well-being

Sitting with my Friends at Snack Time: emotional well-being

Exploring the Infant Stackers: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Building with the Cardboard Blocks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

How do you Feel? How does your Friend Feel? Check the Emotions Poster: connecting to others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Reading the mini Alphabet Books: language development/expression (infants)

Playing with Finger Puppets: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with Small Cars: creative expression

Touch and Feel Textured Bean Bags: sensory play

Climb on the Blue Bolster: physical well-being

Dress up with Play Clothes and Hats: emotional well-being

Push the Rolling Caterpillar: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Make a Pattern the Links: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Building Train Tracks Together: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Playdough Workshop

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Sorting Soft Toys in the Coloured Bins: language development/expression (infants)

Create your own Mr Potato Head: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with the Textured Rollers: creative expression

Pretend Play with Big Puppets: sensory play

Exploring the Infant Climber: physical well being

Feeding the Babies: emotional well-being

Playing with the Shape Sorter: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning(infants)

Sorting Coloured Animals by Number: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Reading Books Together: connecting to others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Look at your Reflection in the Rolling Mirror: language development/expression (older children)

Create a drawing with the Markers and Stamps: creative expression

Explore the Sensory Puzzles: sensory play

Pull the Toy Dog or Push the Big Cars and Trucks: physical well-being

Pretend Play with Doctor Toys: emotional well-being

Stack and Sort with the Coloured Peg Board: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Looking at Bugs through the Magnifying Glasses: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Cooking in the Toy Kitchen Together: connecting to others

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30 )

Spinning the Farm Animal Noises Toy: language development/expression (infants)

Typing our Letters/Numbers on the Keyboard: language development/expression (older children)

Create with the Collage Pieces and Glitter in the Glue: creative expression

Make Beautiful Music with the Instruments: sensory play

Playing with the Outdoor Toys from the Bins: physical well-being

Talking on the Toy Phone: emotional well-being

Explore with Push/Spin Toys: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Drive the Toy Cars Down Ramps: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Singing Songs at Circle Together: connecting to others

January 14-19, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Egg Carton: language development/expression (infants)

Painting at the Easel: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with Various Sponges: creative expression

Keyboard: sensory play

Outdoor Toys from Bin: physical well-being

Dress-Up Clothes/Hats: emotional well-being

Shape Sorter: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Building Train Tracks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Emotions Poster: connecting to others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Reflections in Rolling Mirror: language development/expression (infants)

Alphabet Bean Bags: language development/expression (older children)

Chalk on Black Paper: creative expression

Colourful Scarves: sensory play

Stepping Stones: physical well-being

Pretend Play Tool Time: emotional well-being

Spiky Balls: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Plus Connectors: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Singing Songs at Circle: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Trip to Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Alphabet Books: language development/expression (infants)

Reading my Favorite Books: language development/expression (older children)

Snowman-Gluing Cotton Balls: creative expression

Musical Instruments: sensory play

Jumping During Sleeping Bunnies: physical well being

Dressing Babies: emotional well-being

Wooden Mobile: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning(infants)

Building with Lego: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Playing in the Dollhouse Together: connecting to others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Coloured Piano: language development/expression (infants)

Alphabet Blocks: language development/expression (older children)

Glitter Glue with Feathers: creative expression

Big Puppets: sensory play

Building with Cardboard Blocks: physical well-being

Being with my Friends at Snack Time: emotional well-being

Balls with Ramps: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Big Fruit Floor Puzzle: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Reading Books Together: connecting to others

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30 )

Taking Pictures with the Toy Camera: language development/expression (infants)

Chunky Board Book with Matching Blocks: language development/expression (older children)

Crayons and Stamps : creative expression

Playdough Creations: sensory play

Infant Climber: physical well-being

Finger Puppets: emotional well-being

Animal Push/Pull Rattle: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Counting Animals on the Grass: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Doing Puzzles Together: connecting to others

January 7-12, 2019

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Reflection in Lion Mirror: language development/expression (infants)

Mr Potato Head: language development/expression (older children)

New Years Firework Stamp Painting: creative expression

Spikey Balls: sensory play

Push/Pull Toys: physical well-being

Big Puppets: emotional well-being

Rolling Caterpillar: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Building with Cardboard Blocks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Reading Books Together: connecting to others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Coloured Soft Toy Bins: language development/expression (infants)

Keyboard: language development/expression (older children)

Dot A Dots: creative expression

Playdough Creations: sensory play

Jumping During Sleeping Bunnies: physical well-being

Feeding Babies: emotional well-being

Stacking Toys: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Sorting Coloured Animals: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Building Train Tracks Together: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Baby Yoga with Appleseed

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Soft Farm Toys: language development/expression (infants)

Finger Puppets: language development/expression (older children)

Markers and Stamps: creative expression

Textured Bean Bags: sensory play

Rolling/Bouncing Balls: physical well being

Pretend Play Doctor Toys: emotional well-being

Coloured Peg Board: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning(infants)

Bugs with Magnifying Glasses: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Singing Songs at Circle: connecting to others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Soft Bird Butterfly: language development/expression (infants)

Magnet Letters/Numbers: language development/expression (older children)

Glitter Glue with Collage Pieces: creative expression

Musical Instruments: sensory play

Blue Bolster: physical well-being

Talking on the Toy Phone: emotional well-being

Push/Spin Toys: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Patterns with Links: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Emotions Poster: connecting to others

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30 )

Spinning Farm Animal Noise Toy: language development/expression (infants)

Little People: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with Textured Rollers: creative expression

Sensory Puzzles: sensory play

Infant Climber: physical well-being

Dress Up Clothes/Hats: emotional well-being

Big Block Puzzles: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Cars on Ramps: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Cooking in Toy Kitchen Together: connecting to others