March 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)

Language Development/Expression (infants): Pretend play with the toy camera

Language Development/Expression (older children): Talking with friends using the toy telephones

Creative Expression: Making art using paint and toy cars

Sensory Play: Feeling and playing with colourful scarves

Physical Well-Being: Using the baby bolster to support infant’s standing and mobility

Emotional Well-Being: Looking at the emotions poster. Are you Happy or Sad?

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Removing and re-stacking doughnut towers

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

Connecting to Others: Building tracks using the train set

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing peek-a-boo

Language Development/Expression (older children): Pretend Play using doctor play kits

Creative Expression: Creating art using Mactac and fabric scraps

Sensory Play: Rolling and feeling spiky balls

Physical Well-Being: Jumping and balancing during hopscotch

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using carpenter tools

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring sensory bags

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Looking at and discovering items on a discovery board

Connecting to Others: Building structures using connector blocks

WEDNESDAY

Imagine IF Workshop: Deep Sea Adventure

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Exploring with the big puppets

Language Development/Expression (older children): Creating words using the alphabet blocks

Creative Expression: Making art using play dough

Sensory Play: Making music and listening to musical instruments

Physical Well Being: Dancing along to the music played on the stereo

Emotional Well-Being: Dressing up babies

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Pushing down on push/spin toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Creating structures using cardboard brick blocks

Connecting to Others: Playing with cars and planes together

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Singing nursery rhymes

Language Development/Expression (older children): Solving animal puzzles

Creative Expression: Creating art using foam shapes and glue

Sensory Play: Playing with and listening to the toy piano

Physical Well-Being: Jumping during 5 Little Monkeys

Emotional Well-Being: Eating with friends during snack time

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Making faces using the Potato Heads

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring different patterns with Links

Connecting to Others: Playing in the kitchen using props

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Talking about faces in the Lion mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Playing with farm animals and little people

Creative Expression: Drawing on black paper with chalk

Sensory Play: Feeling textured bean bags

Physical Well-Being: Bouncing and throwing balls

Emotional Well-Being: Playing dress up with costumes and hats

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Rolling balls down ramp

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Making 3D structures using magformers

Connecting to Others: Reading books together