Program Themes for October 2012

Program Themes for October 2012

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



 Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Listening to songs and fingerplays; listening to picture books read aloud
  • Motor: Stretching bodies to reach for objects; lifting head on shoulders while on tummy to look at objects
  • Cognitive: Playing peek-a-boo; looking for hidden objects
  • Sensory: Exploring the textures and sounds of paper



For Toddlers, the theme is “Where I Live.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Exploring magnets depicting people and buildings; singing rhymes
  • Creative Arts: Painting house-shaped paper at the easel; dancing to music
  • Sensory: Exploring leaves, twigs, and pinecones; listening to the sounds made by rhythms sticks
  • Dramatic Play: Role-playing with home-related props


Discovery Preschool

For Discovery Preschool, the theme is “Where I Live.” Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language Arts: Exploring community-related books, photo cards, and photos; using finger puppets and flannel pieces to take on roles of people in the community; Listening to the featured books Be My Neighbor by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko and Autumn by Gerda Muller read aloud
  • Creative Arts: Experimenting with primary colors of paint to create new colors
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring leaves, pinecones, and twigs with hands, rakes, and shovels
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be postal workers, mail carriers, and customers in a post office
  • Math & Manipulatives: Stacking and counting blocks



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

  • Library and Language Arts: Writing stories about animal characters; listening to stories on tape; Reading the featured book Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Creative Arts: Painting rocks to make pet rocks
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring bird feed; exploring the class aquarium
  • Dramatic Play: Taking on a variety of roles in a pet shop
  • Math & Manipulatives: Working with lacing cards



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

  • Library & Literacy: Manipulating and solving puzzles made from product labels; reading the featured book I Know It’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli
  • Creative Arts: Creating two-dimensional collages with fall-related objects on paper; creating three-dimensional collages with play dough and fall-related objects
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring magnetic properties of objects; exploring cracked corn and corn on the cob
  • Dramatic Play: Role-playing and pretending in an apple orchard and pumpkin patch
  • Math & Manipulatives: Weighing nuts, seeds, acorns, and pumpkins using bathroom scales and balance scales























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