January 15 to 20

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)

Star stackers: language development/expression (infants)

Barn and farm animals: language development/expression (older children)

Scissors, glitter glue and paper: creative expression

Pretend orange laptop: sensory play

Blue bolster: physical well-being

Taking turns with the ball run with friends: emotional well-being

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

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

Snack time: connecting to others

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

Coloured building blocks: language development/expression (infants)

Clock puzzle: language development/expression (older children)

Emotions stamps with paint: creative expression

Play-dough: sensory play

Blue bolster: physical well-being

Building/knocking down towers of big blocks: emotional well-being

English/Spanish play camera: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

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

Making pretend lunch at the kitchen: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Zumba Class (prior registration is required) 

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

Spinning bears: language development/expression (infants)

Train set: language development/expression (older children)

Dress-up: creative expression

Gluing tissue paper: sensory play

Big tunnel: physical well-being

Feeding baby dolls: emotional well-being

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

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

Circle time: connecting to others

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

Shakers, drums and xylophone: language development/expression (infants)

Typing at pretend keyboard: language development/expression (older children)

Chalk and paper at art table: creative expression

Painting at the easel: sensory play

Dancing to music: physical well-being

Big floor puzzle: emotional well-being

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

Pull-back cars: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Dollhouse and people: connecting to others

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

Soft animals: language development/expression (infants)

Alphabet bean bags: language development/expression (older children)

Finger puppets: creative expression

Magaformers: sensory play

Stepping stones: physical well-being

Pushing little people in big buses: emotional well-being

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

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

Doctor kit: connecting to others