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Sensory Activities

The integration of a child’s senses is vital to the child’s ability to process information at all levels of development. Sensory input is established through: Sight; Smell; Sound; Taste; and Touch.

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Self-help activities

Children have opportunities throughout the day to participate in activities that promote the development of self-help skills. They may help with: Clearing toys; Serving food; Sweeping floors; Washing toys; or Wiping snack tables.

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Science Activities

The science area provides opportunities for children to develop an awareness of the physical world and its order, variety and beauty. Children are exposed to a variety of materials including: Animals; Beakers; Magnets; Metals; Mirrors; Natural fibres; Nests; Plants; Rocks; Seeds; and Shells. These materials help motivate them to: Communicate; Discover; Experiment; Observe; Predict; and...

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Music/Creative Movement Activities

Music enables children to develop the ability to listen and communicate. It’s an exciting medium that can stimulate many types of learning important to their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. Our centre promotes creative development and enhances children’s awareness of music. Individuals or small groups: Create instruments; Experiment with rhythm, tones and sound (using...

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Motor Development Activities

Physical activities such as movement and dance are used to foster the development of the young child’s gross motor skills. Materials aiding the development of gross motor skills include: Large blocks; Natural resources; Playground equipment; and Tricycles. Activities that help children develop their fine motor skills include: Grasping; Holding; Pushing and pulling; Removing items; Turning;...

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Math Activities

The math centre enables children to interact with materials that support the development of logical thinking strategies. We encourage children to separate, classify and count while they engage in activities such as: Balancing; Classifying; Counting; Grouping; Identifying similarities and differences; Matching; Measuring; and Ordering.

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Group Activities

Group time enhances communication and social skills and provides opportunities for children and staff to share concepts relevant to the group. Teachers play an active role in the groups by helping children to: Communicate; Co-operate and participate; and Understand and express their feelings. Staff greets children within a planning circle, which is used to make...

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Drama Activities

Children learn about and express their feelings through role play. Through this activity children also learn to understand the world around them and develop self-help skills. While enjoying the dramatic play, children develop their understanding of: Social-emotional relations; and Social values.

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Communication Activities

The communication centre supports language development through materials, activities, child-teacher and child-to-child interaction. Children have access to: Books; Bulletin boards; CDs, story tapes and headsets; Crayons; Flannel boards; Games; Paper; Puppets; and Puzzles. Children have the opportunity to: Build self-esteem; Describe objects, events and relations; Enjoy creative and authentic use of language; Expand and develop...

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Visual Art Activities

Children tend to express themselves through a variety of media and activities. Through visual art, each child symbolically represents aspects of his or her world. Centre staff avoids presenting models for children’s art and encourages children to interpret and express their creative ideas. The centre staff encourages children to explore colour, line, texture and form...