Fireman’s Visit!

Fireman Phil visited with the children to talk about fire safety!  He also welcomed the children into the firetruck to see and explore!  Remember to review a fire safety plan with your child(ren) at your house too!



Picking Pumpkins!

Center pre-kindergartners have enjoyed visits to area pumkin farms! We have talked about how pumpkins grow and what we can make with pumpkins.  Now it was time to pick out just the right one and enjoy a snack of apples and cider!



Dinosaur Bone Digging!

Our preschoolers learned all about dinosaurs and then went digging for their bones!  With the right eye gear and tools, they went digging in sensory bones to discover what could be found!DSC04397


Pumpkins and Orange!

What fun it is to create with orange and with pumpkins this time of year!  The toddlers explore finger painting with the color orange and the school-agers enjoy painting their own pumpkin creations!



Leaf Play!

Our toddlers enjoy sensory and learning experiences with leaves in the fall!  Sensory bins are the perfect way for little ones to explore the larger world, learning about textures, sounds, smells and sights all while practicing their fine motor skills as they manipulate objects.  And of course leaves are great for pouring and dumping, a favorite toddler activity!  055


Sand Play!

We can continue our sand play with the nice weather!  Sand is always a favorite area of the playground!  Why?  There is no one way to use sand; this open-ended material invites children to be creative!  They can test and learn through such activities as dumping, pouring, building and digging.  It is also a soothing sensory experience and offers opportunities for children to use their physical, cognitive and social skills!



Learning in Play!

Dramatic play is a type of play where children accept and assign roles, and then act them out. The walls of reality are broken through whey they pretend to be someone or something different from themselves, and dramatize situations and actions to go along with the roles they have chosen to play. Although this type of play may be viewed as frivolous by some, it remains an integral part of the developmental learning process by allowing children to develop skills in such areas as abstract thinking, literacy, math, and social studies.

Props can supplement play and add to a child’s experience.  Boxes are wonderful blank slates on which children may use their imagaination!

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