February 19-23, 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!

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing with toy piano

Language Development/Expression (older children): Singing songs during Circle Time

Creative Expression: Gluing Stop Light Craft

Sensory Play: Exploring soft farm animals

Physical Well-Being: Using cookie cutter with play dough

Emotional Well-Being: Being with friends during snack time

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

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Building a potato head

Connecting to Others: Playing dress-up with costumes and hats

WEDNESDAY

Sleep Strategies with the Whole Family

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

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

Language Development/Expression (older children): Reading books together

Creative Expression: Painting with cars

Sensory Play: Playing with musical instruments

Physical Well Being: Jumping during Sleeping Bunnies

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with pretend tools

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Putting in and taking out shapes from shape sphere

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

Connecting to Others: Playing with cars

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Looking at the rolling mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Talking on toy phones

Creative Expression: Drawing with crayons

Sensory Play: Feeling the spiky balls

Physical Well-Being: Throwing balls

Emotional Well-Being: Playing with textured bean bags

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Playing with grass and farm animals

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring magnetic boards

Connecting to Others: Playing with dinosaurs

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Engaging with coloured boxes and toys

Language Development/Expression (older children): Playing in the kitchen and with kitchen toys

Creative Expression: Building with play dough and stencils

Sensory Play: Playing with farm animal noise toy

Physical Well-Being: Crawling through the tunnel

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play with doctor toys

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

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

Connecting to Others: Playing in the barn together