January 8 - 13

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)

New board books: language development/expression (infants)

Potato Head: language development/expression (older children)

Stamps: creative expression

Xylophone: sensory play

Head and Shoulders at Circle Time: physical well-being

Play Camera: emotional well-being

Pressing buttons on the music makers: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

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

Dolls and Dollhouse: connecting to others

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

Listening to Circle Time songs: language development/expression (infants)

Toolbox: language development/expression (older children)

Dress-up: creative expression

Pushing toy cars: sensory play

Making lunch at the Toy Kitchen: physical well-being

Snack Time with friends: emotional well-being

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

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

Floor puzzles: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Dance With Me Workshop (prior registration required) 

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

Babies and Puppies book: language development/expression (infants)

Puzzles: language development/expression (older children)

Chalk on black paper: creative expression

Playdough: sensory play

Red Teeter-Totter: physical well-being

Potato Head: emotional well-being

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

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

Toy Kitchen: connecting to others

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

Soft cars: language development/expression (infants)

Counting cans: language development/expression (older children)

Exploring art materials; scissors, glue, paper: creative expression

Shakers and Drums: sensory play

Blue Bolster: physical well-being

Emotions poster: emotional well-being

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

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

Binoculars: connecting to others

SATURDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT 10:50) 

Bead Maze: language development/expression (infants)

Dinosaurs: language development/expression (older children)

Glitter glue on paper: creative expression

Playdough: sensory play

Shoelace and red shoe: physical well-being

Listening to music with our friends: emotional well-being

Building on gears table: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

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

Feeding baby dolls: connecting to others