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Program Themes for April 2012

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Below is a sampling of some activities your child may participate in during the month of April 2012.

 

Infants

Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Listening to the featured books Animal Babies Around the House and Animal Babies in Towns and Cities by Kingfisher Publications read aloud; singing songs; listening to weather- and color-related vocabulary
  • Motor: Scribbling with chalk; clapping hands
  • Sensory: Exploring potting soil with hands and gardening tools
  • Cognitive: Exploring toys of different sizes; using fingerpaint

 

Toddlers

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

  • Library & Language: Discussing photos and books featuring insects and spiders, seasons, and Earth-related images; Listening to the featured book When Will it be Spring? by Catherine Walters read aloud
  • Creative Arts: Creating art with items found in nature
  • Sensory: Exploring potting soil with hands, shovels, rakes; Using gardening tools
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be construction workers, using construction-related props and blocks

 

Discovery Preschool

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

  • Library & Language Arts : Exploring puppetry; Listening to the featured books I Love Our Earth by Bill Martin Jr., and Michael Sampson and Spring by Gerda Muller read aloud
  • Creative Arts: Painting rocks with tempera paint; moving paint-covered rocks inside boxes lined with paper to create art
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring wet and dry soil
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be workers and customers in a flower shop
  • Math & Manipulatives: Matching containers with lids; estimating with counters

 

Preschool

For Preschool, the theme is “Insects and Spiders.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library and Language Arts: Writing, drawing, and sticking stickers in booklets; discussing photos of insects and spiders; re-telling The Very Hungry Caterpillar with flannel pieces; Reading the featured book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle read aloud
  • Creative Arts: Creating “creatures” with egg cartons, pipe cleaners, paper plates, cardboard tubes, and a variety of other art materials
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring potting soil
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be on a camping trip
  • Math & Manipulatives: Measuring the lengths and heights of objects

 

Prekindergarten

For Prekindergarten, the theme is “Plants.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library & Literacy: Working with stencils and word cards; Reading the featured book Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  • Creative Arts: Creating flowers with tissue paper
  • Science & Sensory: Observing how plants “drink” colored water; exploring potting soil with hands and gardening tools
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to buy seeds, plants, flowers, and gardening supplies at a garden center
  • Math & Manipulatives: Associating numbers and quantities with number symbols by using seeds, beans, and number stamps; building with legos®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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