October 16 - 21

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)

Numbered balls: language development/expression (infants)

Spinners: language development/expression (older children)

Magnets: creative expression

Barn and Farm animals: sensory play

Stamping: physical well-being

School bus and people: emotional well-being

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

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

Train set: connecting to others

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

Duplo: language development/expression (infants)

Markers and Crayons: language development/expression (older children)

Glitter glue on doilies and snowflakes: creative expression

Shakers and rainmakers: sensory play

Soft climbing blocks: physical well-being

Hand puppets: emotional well-being

Pop-up number toy: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

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

Sweeping sand and play vacuuming in the backyard: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Auction Committee Meeting - Volunteers still needed - please visit the Centre or ask staff how to sign up! 

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

Stacking rings and cups: language development/expression (infants)

Lego: language development/expression (older children)

Finger Paint: creative expression

Cardboard blocks: physical well-being

Smiling for the camera: emotional well-being

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

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

Taking turns with toys in the play kitchen: connecting to others

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

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

Building with lego: language development/expression (older children)

Exploring art materials: creative expression

Play drums: sensory play

Painting with large brushes at the easel: physical well-being

Making shapes at the play dough table: emotional well-being

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

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

Reading board books: connecting to others

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

Halloween board books: language development/expression (infants)

Spelling names on artwork: language development/expression (older children)

Painting on patterned paper: creative expression

Typing on the pretend keyboard: sensory play

Jumping to songs at circle time: physical well-being

Learning to be gentle with newborn infants: emotional well-being

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

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

Magnifying glasses and insects: connecting to others