February 4-9, 2019

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)

Reacting to reflections in the Lion mirror: language development/expression (infants)

Pretend play with Doctor toys: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with small cars: creative expression

Walking on different textured materials: sensory play

Jumping during 3 Little Monkeys: physical well-being

Feeding the babies: emotional well-being

Making patterns with Links: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Making shapes with play dough: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Singing songs during circle time: connecting to others

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

Singing nursery rhymes with finger puppets: language development/expression (infants)

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

Gluing with scrap paper and fabrics: creative expression

Shaking sensory bottles: sensory play

Walking along lines of tape: physical well-being

Playing with people figurines in the toy house: emotional well-being

Putting Popsicle sticks into a box : manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

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

Playing in the toy kitchen together: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Lunar New Year

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

Taking pretend photos with toy camera: language development/expression (infants)

Playing dress-up with clothes and hats: language development/expression (older children)

Drawing with chalk: creative expression

Spiky balls: sensory play

Playing with push and pull toys : physical well being

Talking on the toy phones: emotional well-being

Sorting colours into boxes: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning(infants)

Making shapes with Popsicle sticks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Reading the emotions poster: connecting to others

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

Spinning farm animal toy with noises: language development/expression (infants)

Playing with alphabet blocks: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with Lego blocks: creative expression

Feeling textured bean bags: sensory play

Making noise with toy shakers: physical well-being

Pretend play with toy tools: emotional well-being

Playing with rolling caterpillar: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

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

Playing with cars and ramps together: connecting to others

SATURDAY  (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:30 )

Sorting coloured soft toy bins: language development/expression (infants)

Playing with big puppets: language development/expression (older children)

Creating art with glue and glitter: creative expression

Making sounds with musical instruments: sensory play

Rolling and bouncing balls : physical well-being

Being with my friends during snack time: emotional well-being

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

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

Doing puzzles together: connecting to others