Circle Time is a group gathering during which we share ideas, plans and observations. Circle activities are designed to stimulate youngsters’ thinking, enrich their social skills, and expand their attention spans.
Gross Motor Activities gives children the opportunity to use their muscles as well as their imagination as they engage in fun, healthy exercises, such as running, jumping, and climbing.
Fine Motor Activities help improve small muscle development and eye-hand coordination. Some common items found in the fine-motor/ manipulative area include puzzles, beads and laces, pegboards, crayons, and scissors.
Art Activities help youngsters creatively express their thoughts and feelings. They help reinforce fine motor skills and concept development in areas such as colors, shapes, and size relationships.
Dramatic Play Activities help children express themselves, practice life skills, improve social skills, increase self-esteem, build vocabulary, and solve problems.
Music Activities promote youngsters’ listening skills, creative expression, and social skills. In music, children can explore sound, volume, tempo, and rhythm.
Science Activities offer children many hands-on opportunities for observation, exploration, investigation, and experimentation.
Sand and Water Activities allow youngsters to experiment with textures and the properties of different substances. These activities also promote the development of other skills such as math, science, and language.
Block Play gives children experience with many different concepts such as shape and size discrimination, spatial relationships, number skills, balance, organization, cause and effect, and classification. Cooperation play skills, problem solving, and creativity are also promoted.
Story Time is designed to help youngsters develop an appreciation and enjoyment of literature. Reading activities enhance children’s vocabulary and comprehension skills, expanding their knowledge base.