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Monthly Program Themes - August 2013

Our varied programs help in developing the whole child by meeting their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs. 

 

Since children develop differently at different ages, we offer child care programs themes designed for certain age groups.

 

 

Program Themes for August 2013

During the month of August, your child will have fun exploring summer-related activities at our centers.

Below is a sampling of activities that your child may experience this month. To see previous month's activities, please visit our Theme Archive.

 

 

Infants

For infants, the theme is “Sunny Days.” Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Participating in interactive conversations and games with adults using books, puppets, and summer-related items
  • Motor: Coloring with chunky crayons; Taking hats on and off: Moving to songs and fingerplays
  • Cognitive: Searching for hidden photos; Exploring musical instruments; sorting and categorizing objects with an adult
  • Sensory: Exploring the textures of different types of sandpaper

 

Infants

For infants, the theme is “Sunny Days.” Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Participating in interactive conversations and games with adults using books, puppets, and toys
  • Motor: Moving to music; Practicing walking; Practicing sitting up
  • Cognitive: Exploring objects, colors, and sounds of “beach bottles”
  • Sensory: Exploring sand, Washing baby dolls

 

Toddlers

For Toddlers, the theme is “Emotions.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Exploring books about people expressing emotions, including The Way I Feel and Clap Your Hands; telling stories with picture magnets
  • Creative Arts: Making newspaper sculptures
  • Sensory: Dancing on sticky contact paper to explore the texture with feet
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to go on a picnic using items such as picnic baskets and plastic food and dishes
  • Motor: Exercising together; Tossing balls

 

Discovery Preschool

For Discovery Preschool, the theme is “Sand.” Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language Arts: Exploring sand-related books and photo cards; Using words to describe the textures on tactile cards; Featured books: Summer by Gerda Muller and Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell
  • Creative Arts: Creating sand rubbings; Making paper-bag kites; Fingerpainting
  • Science & Sensory: Searching for objects hidden in sand; Making play-dough sand castles
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be at the beach
  • Math & Manipulatives: Arranging objects according to size; Sorting objects by attributes; Using measurement tools to make sand shakers

 

Preschool & Prekindergarten

Preschool classrooms will follow Summer Camp curriculum. Some weekly themes being explored during this month are Scienterrific, Spectacular Sports, and Animal Antics. Sample activities include:

  • Library and Language Arts: Writing stories about different types of movement; Creating trading cards; Creating animal word-search puzzles
  • Creative Arts:  Making paper airplanes; Creating geometrical shapes with pipe cleaners; Decorating jerseys; Creating fingerprint animals
  • Science & Sensory: Making Mystery Goo; Experimenting with moving substances down an incline; Investigating different ways balls bounce; Using the sense of smell to investigate like animals
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be sports announcers; Airport play; Pretending to move like different animals during songs and rhymes
  • Math and Manipulatives: Measuring the circumference of different sports balls, Sorting seashells; Creating animal patterns

 

Prekindergarten will follow the same Summer Camp themes as Preschool. Sample activities include:

  • Library and Language Arts: Writing stories about different types of movement; Creating trading cards; Creating animal word-search puzzles
  • Creative Arts:  Making paper airplanes; Creating geometrical shapes with pipe cleaners; Decorating jerseys; Creating fingerprint animals
  • Science & Sensory: Making Mystery Goo; Experimenting with moving substances down an incline; Investigating different ways balls bounce; Using the sense of smell to investigate like animals
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be sports announcers; Airport play; Pretending to move like different animals during songs and rhymes
  • Math and Manipulatives: Measuring the circumference of different sports balls, Sorting seashells; Creating animal patterns

 

 

 

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