Our Seniors will begin to experience the joy of self-expression in the areas of music, arts & crafts, movement, story time, and games in our supervised play areas. Dramatic play, outside play, music & movement, blocks and science are an essential part of their day. Teachers will support pre-preschoolers’ learning with exciting activities to best meet their cognitive, physical and social-emotional development.
Field trips play an important role in an effort to bring community into the classroom. Seniors are allowed blocks of time to explore their environment and to delve into projects that interest them and some of which might take days, or even weeks to complete. These children are on the move and becoming more independent. We need to develop their manipulative and coordination skills with puzzles and games, their creative skills with drawing, painting, sticking, cutting and free expression, their language skills with books, poetry, songs and individual and group discussion. Climbing frames, soft play, music and dance support their spatial awareness and body control, while jumping, kicking a ball or balancing on one leg offer fun and physical challenges. Play is focused on helping children develop self-care skills, as well as encouraging independence.