August 13-17, 2018

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)

Books before circle: language development/expression (infants)

Books before circle: language development/expression (older children)

Finger painting: creative expression

Keyboard: sensory play

Cars outside: physical well-being

Playing in the Cottage (backyard): emotional well-being

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

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

Playing in the Sandbox: connecting to others

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

Lion mirror (reflection): language development/expression (infants)

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

Colouring and Stamps: creative expression

Playdough: sensory play

Hula Hoops outside: physical well-being

Dress Up: emotional well-being

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

Magnifying glasses to look at bugs: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Sensory puzzles: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Corktown Commons Outing

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

Alphabet books: language devlopment/expression (infants)

Pretend play with toy phone: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with textured rollers: creative expression

Singing songs at circle: sensory play

Playing with balls: physical well being

Playing in the kitchen: emotional well-being

Push spin toys: 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

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

Colour boxes: language development/expression (infants)

Alphabet puzzle: language development/expression (older children)

Glue with yarn design: creative expression

Textile bean bags: sensory play

Building train tracks: physical well-being

Puppets: emotional well-being

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

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

Shakers at circle time: connecting to others