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Program Themes for July 2013

Program Themes for July 2013

Below is a sampling of some activities your child may participate in during the month of July 2013.

 

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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