October 10 - 14

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)

Alphabet little books: language development/expression (infants)

Shakers: language development/expression (older children)

Lego: creative expression

Food Colouring painting: sensory play

Floor puzzle: physical well-being

Blue scarf: emotional well-being

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

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

Cars: connecting to others

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

Musical frog toy: language development/expression (infants)

Alphabet play dough cutters: language development/expression (older children)

Gluing on felts and cloth: creative expression

Rain stick and shakers sensory play

Small tunnel: physical well-being

Singing together: emotional well-being

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

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

Looking at each other through binoculars & magnifying glasses: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Halloween Costume Making Workshop - Visit the Centre to sign up! 

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

Peek-a-boo with the blue scarf: language development/expression (infants)

Drawing letters with chalk: language development/expression (older children)

Gluing with crepe & tissue paper: creative expression

Sand box, play dough: sensory play

Cruising, jumping, using blue bolster: physical well-being

Making faces in the mirror: emotional well-being

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

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

Playing alongside each other, sharing in the play kitchen: connecting to others

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

Naming colours of soft blocks: language development/expression (infants)

Finding objects with binoculars: language development/expression (older children)

Gluing and cutting: creative expression

Musical Instruments: sensory play

Blue balance beam: physical well-being

Good Morning Train song: emotional well-being

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

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

Playhouse outside: connecting to others

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

Singing at Circle time: language development/expression (infants)

Naming animals with the barn: language development/expression (older children)

Water colour paint on coffee filters: creative expression

Play dough: sensory play

Excersaucer jumping: physical well-being

Making new friends: emotional well-being

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

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

Train set: connecting to others