February 11-15, 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)

Talking on toy phones: Language Development/Expression (Older Children)

Creating art with Dot-a-Dot stamps: Creative Expression

Repeating infant’s when communicating: Sensory Play

Using the Blue Bolster to support infant’s Gross Motor skills: Physical Well-Being

Playing Peek-a-Boo: Emotional Well-Being

Building with big cardboard blocks: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants)

Using magnifying glasses to look at insects: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children)

Reading books together: Connecting to Others

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

Playing with finger puppets: Language Development/Expression (infants)

Playing with human figurines and big doll house: Language Development/Expression (older children)

Making Adinkra fabric patterns using stamps and grid paper: Creative Expression

Food Activity: Making Guacamole with Ivy and Jenessa: Sensory Play

Jump from square to square during Hopscotch: Physical Well-Being

Playing with baby dolls: Emotional Well-Being

Looking at transparent coloured letters on top of a light box: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants)

Exploring the functions of objects on Busy Boards: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children)

Singing Songs together during Circle Time: Connecting to Others

WEDNESDAY

Black History Month Celebration

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

Communicating while playing with Toy Camera: Language Development/Expression (infants)

Playing dress-up with costumes and hats: Language Development/Expression (older children)

Valentine’s Day Activity: Creative Expression

Playing with Drums: Sensory Play

Jumping on Stepping Stones: Physical Well Being

Imitating emotions from Emotions poster: Emotional Well-Being

Playing with Alphabet bean bags: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants)

Taking apart and putting together puzzles: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children)

Eating snack together with friends: Connecting to Others

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

Repeating infant’s actions and verbal communication: Language Development/Expression (infants)

Playing with Alphabet magnets: Language Development/Expression (older children)

Creating images with chalk on black paper: Creative Expression

Playing with textured bean bags: Sensory Play

Following actions during Circle time: Physical Well-Being

Playing with colourful scarves: Emotional Well-Being

Playing with the stacking toys: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants)

Building and playing with train and train tracks: Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children)

Playing with cars and trucks together: Connecting to Others