Skills: Help children acquire and develop speech by play with
telephones, books and a variety of stories about pretend and real
situations, puppets, interactive games, storyboards, table talk and
Skills: Help children think clearly and solve problems by
matching, sorting, arranging things in sequence, counting things,
measuring, recognizing and creating patterns, comparing differences and
similarities, puzzles, blocks, magnets, magnifying glass, a balance
scale, sand or similar substance and cars and ramps. Also child
directed creative art, using items such as, large pieces of paper,
child safe scissors, non-toxic paint, play dough, miscellaneous
materials such as scraps of construction paper, fabric, yarn, wood,
buttons, feathers, foam shapes, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, etc.
Movement: Help children discover the magical, universal, and
educational wonders of music by playing with musical chair, dancing
with streamers, musical instruments and a wide variety of music from
around the world. Also, playing with large and small balls, large and
small hoops, ride-on toys, push toys, running relay races, soccer,
baseball, basketball and other outdoor active play, etc.
Help children cultivate group interaction, confidence and self-esteem.
We also use table talk (children sharing stories), the children make
choices to be kind and make new friends, etc.
Role-play by dressing-up in clothing from around the world. Using
props, blocks, stuffed animals, dolls, miniature animals and people,
dollhouses. Dressing-up in career clothing, such as, a nurse, doctor,
police, fire fighter, mail carrier, and other clothing from around the
world. Your child will be working with their hands using tools, such
as, a hammer, screw driver, drill, saw, level, measuring tape, a
rolling pin, cookie cutters, broom and dustpan, measuring cups and
spoons, and puppets.
Parent Handbook Section 1 A