Why join us for story time?
Help your child develop early literacy skills. When a toddler listens to reading, she learns to recognize some speech sounds that make up words and will later imitate sounds and tones. Even if a toddler shows little verbal skills, she is experiencing an explosion of language interest and is mentally combining words to create.
Help your child’s brain and social communication skills develop.
Boost your child’s emotional IQ by introducing them to objects, characters, colors and the facial expressions we find on the page.
Spark your child’s imagination by introducing them to the wonderful universe of books and stories.
Help your child learn real world skills such as listening, sitting still and using their quiet voice in a fun community environment.
Afternoon Story Time (Age 5+)
Story time helps increase the attention span of school age children, enhances visual identification skills, broadens a child’s environment and exposes them to new situations. When a child listens to a story, they have the opportunity to identify feelings and behaviors in others in a very non-threatening way. When a child is routinely read to, the child learns reading is wonderful, entertaining and informative.
Our daily activities are designed to improve both listening and comprehension skills through interdisciplinary teaching. This helps children make connections between different disciplines and subject areas.
Curiosity and experimentation
On Sundays we gather after story time to find logical answers to life’s greatest mysteries : why is the sky blue? How do magnets work? What is a cyclone? We do that through simple scientific experiments that encourage kids to be curious, creative and confident. Jokes make us laugh because the punchline takes us by surprise. The best experiments do the same.
Fine Motor Skills Development
What are fine motor skills? Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing, feeding oneself, buttoning and zippering.
What is sensory play? Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore.
On Thursdays in the summer, we learn how to grow indoors and create organic food choices for a healthier lifestyle. We also get creative with ways we can decorate our gardens and homes.
As soon as the weather cools down we get outside into the garden where we dig, prepare, plant and tend to a variety of organic herbs and vegetables. Once our crops are ready to harvest, we get busy in the kitchen creating delicious treats with ingredients grown with our own hands.