March 18-23, 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!

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Looking at infant’s reflection in the Lion Mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Exploring letters using the keyboard

Creative Expression: Make a painting using the small cars

Sensory Play: Making music using the musical instruments

Physical Well-Being: Jumping on the hopscotch

Emotional Well-Being: Having conversations on the pretend phones

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

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

Connecting to Others: Singing songs together during circle time

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Expressing emotions using big puppets

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making words using alphabet magnets

Creative Expression: Creating art using crayons and markers

Sensory Play: Feeling and looking at the colourful scarves

Physical Well-Being: Walking and jumping on the stepping stones

Emotional Well-Being: Looking at the emotions poster together

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

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Looking at objects on the discovery board using magnifying glasses

Connecting to Others: Eating snacks with my friends

WEDNESDAY

Fundraising Committee Meeting

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Pretending to take pictures using the toy camera

Language Development/Expression (older children): Having conversations using finger puppets

Creative Expression: Making art using Dot-a-dots

Sensory Play: Shaking sensory bottles

Physical Well Being: Dancing while listening to songs

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using Doctor’s toys

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Sorting shapes using the shape sorter box

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

Connecting to Others: Playing with little people in the doll house 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): Reading books together

Creative Expression: Drawing on black paper with chalk

Sensory Play: Touching and feeling soft animal toys

Physical Well-Being: Standing up using the blue bolster

Emotional Well-Being: Pretending to feed 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): Looking at bugs using magnifying glasses

Connecting to Others: Building train tracks together

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

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

Language Development/Expression (older children): Pretend Play with toy food in the kitchen

Creative Expression: Painting with textured rollers

Sensory Play: Making play dough creations

Physical Well-Being: Walking with rolling toys

Emotional Well-Being: Playing dress-up with costumes

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Stacking and taking apart doughnut stacking toys

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

Connecting to Others: Playing with airplanes together