SKILLS LEARNED AT LEARNING FOR LIFE 123
IT IS AMAZING TO THINK THAT EVERY DAY WHEN WE DO THESE ACTIVITIES YOUR CHILD IS LEARNING ALL OF THESE SKILLS.
I THOUGH IT WOULD BE FUN TO JUST LET YOU KNOW ALL OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL AREAS WE WORK WITH AND NURTURE EACH DAY.
CIRCLE TIME is a group gathering during which we share our ideas, plans and observations. Circle activities are design to stimulate thinking, enrich social skills, and expand attention spans.
GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES give our children the opportunity to use their muscles as well as their imaginations as they engage in fun activities. We create healthy exercises such as running, jumping and climbing outside. We use music, games and our own creativity to stimulate children when we are inside.
FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES help improve small muscles development and eye-hand coordination. Some common items found in our fine motor/manipulative area include puzzles, beads and laces, markers, scissors and many more items.
ART ACTIVITIES help our children 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 our children express themselves, practice life skills, improve social skills, increase self esteem and awareness, build vocabulary, problem solve and JUST HAVE FUN!!!
MUSIC ACTIVITIES promote listening skills, creative expression and social skills. In music we can explore sound, volume, tempo and rhythm.
SCIENCE ACTIVITIES offer many hands on opportunities for observation, exploration, investigation, making predictions and experimentation. The children also enjoy bug, rock and leaf collecting.
SAND AND WATER ACTIVITIES allow our children 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 experience with many different concepts such as shape and size discrimination, spatial relationships, number skills, balance, organization, cause and effect and classification. Cooperative play skills, problem solving and creativity are also promoted in block play.
STORY TIME is designed to help develop an appreciation and enjoyment of literature. Reading activities enhance vocabulary and comprehension skills and also expand their knowledge base.