April 1-6, 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): Make an Expression with your Infant in the Rolling Mirror

Language Development/Expression (older children): Practice recognizing letters and making words using alphabet bean bags

Creative Expression: Creating art with paint and Lego blocks

Sensory Play: Shaking sensory bottles

Physical Well-Being: Walking and jumping on stepping stones

Emotional Well-Being: Dressing up with Clothes and Hats

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Stacking rings on the stacking tower

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

Connecting to Others: Reading Books Together

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Exploring letters with the alphabet books

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making conversation using toy phones

Creative Expression: Painting over white crayon with water colours

Sensory Play: Discovery bugs in the slime

Physical Well-Being: Tossing bean bags

Emotional Well-Being: Exploring own emotions using the emotions poster

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

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring with the Marble Run

Connecting to Others: Singing songs together during Circle Time

WEDNESDAY

Kortright Centre “Sugar Bush Trip”

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Communicating with your infant using the big puppets

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making pairs using the “Make a Pair” block set

Creative Expression: Drawing with Dot-a-Dots

Sensory Play: Touch and Feel the Textured Bean Bags

Physical Well Being: Building structures with the big cardboard blocks

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend feeding the babies

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

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Weaving yarn through the wooden weavers

Connecting to Others: Playing with the farm and farm animals together

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Take a Picture with the Toy Camera

Language Development/Expression (older children): Playing with the dolls in the doll house

Creative Expression: Gluing felt pieces on paper

Sensory Play: Touch and Feel with the soft animals

Physical Well-Being: Walking with the rolling pull toys

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play in the kitchen using the props

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

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

Connecting to Others: Eating with friends during snack time

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Shaking and hitting musical instruments

Language Development/Expression (older children): Building expressions using Potato Heads

Creative Expression: Painting with various sponge rollers

Sensory Play: Touch and feel with the colourful scarves

Physical Well-Being: Jumping during Sleeping Bunnies

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using the Doctor’s kit

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Exploring the paths of the 3D shape maze

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Exploring materials in the discovery board using magnifying glasses

Connecting to Others: Building Train Tracks Together