April 8-13, 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): Exploring the animals of the animal noise toy

Language Development/Expression (older children): Making facial expressions in the mirror

Creative Expression: Painting at the easel

Sensory Play: Touch and feel the spiky balls

Physical Well-Being: Rolling and tossing balls

Emotional Well-Being: Dressing up baby dolls

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Making towers out of the stacking blocks

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

Connecting to Others: Playing with cars together

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Playing Peek-a-Boo with your infant

Language Development/Expression (older children): Creating stories using finger puppets

Creative Expression: Making drawings with chalk on black paper

Sensory Play: Feeling the soft animal toys

Physical Well-Being: Climbing up on the blue bolster

Emotional Well-Being: Pretending to take photos with the toy camera

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (infants): Sorting coloured toys to their boxes

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Discovering details on bugs using a magnifying glass

Connecting to Others: Assembling the big fruit puzzle together

WEDNESDAY

Raising Sexually Healthy Children Workshop

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Making expression in the rolling mirror

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

Creative Expression: Painting with cars

Sensory Play: Exploring the sounds on the toy piano

Physical Well Being: Hitting the drums

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 push-down toys

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

Connecting to Others: Reading books together

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Imitating the noises your infant makes

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

Creative Expression: Making drawings with crayons

Sensory Play: Touching and listening to the noises made from the wooden mobile

Physical Well-Being: Shaking musical shakers and bottles

Emotional Well-Being: Pretend play using the construction toys

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

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

Connecting to Others: Building structures using big cardboard blocks

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

Language Development/Expression (infants): Making expressions using colourful scarves

Language Development/Expression (older children): Forming words using the alphabet bean bags

Creative Expression: Making art using stamps and stencils

Sensory Play: Making Play Dough creations

Physical Well-Being: Clapping during circle time

Emotional Well-Being: Expressing feelings using the big puppets

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

Manipulation and Investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning (older children): Discovering the noises of the Barn toy

Connecting to Others: Playing with the props in the kitchen together.