Benefits of StrongStart/Preschool Centres

Benefits of StrongStart/Preschool Centres

So very excited for Monday and a brand new school year!  I came across this list of “benefits while playing”…  I hope you enjoy it!

When I am playing with PAINTS I am:

BEING CREATIVE

USING MY IMAGINATION

EXPERIMENTING WITH COLOURS

EXPRESSING MY FEELINGS & MOODS

DEVELOPING EYE & HAND COORDINATION

When I am playing in ART/WRITING centre I am:

STRENGTHENING & DEVELOPING MY SMALL MUSCLES

USING A VARIETY OF MATERIALS TO COMMUNICATE MY THOUGHTS

When I am playing with SAND or WATER I am:

LEARNING ABOUT POURING, MEASURING & COMPARING

DISCOVERING THE PROPERTIES OF SAND & WATER

TALKING WITH MY FRIENDS & LEARNING ABOUT THEM

FEEL RELAXED, COMFORTABLE & SAFE

When I am playing with MANIPULATIVES I am:

STRENGTHENING & DEVELOPING MY SMALL MUSCLES

DEVELOPING EYE & HAND COORDINATION

MAKING DISCOVERIES

When I am playing in the BOOK CORNER I am:

FOLLOWING & UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVE FORM

LEARNING THAT PRINTED WORDS HAVE MEANING

ENJOYING OTHER WORLDS THROUGH BOOKS

MAKING FRIENDS WITH BOOKS

USING MY EYES & EARS

When I am playing with PLAYDOUGH I am:

STRENGTHENING & DEVELOPING MY SMALL MUSCLES

PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENSORY AWARENESS

EXPERIMENTING WITH FORM

USING MY IMAGINATION

BEING CREATIVE

When I am involved in LARGE MUSCLE ACTIVITIES I am:

HELPING TO STRENGTHEN & DEVELOP MY LARGE MUSCLES

HELPING ME TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHAT MY BODY CAN DO

EXPERIENCING HOW MY BODY WORKS TOGETHER

INCREASING MY COORDINATION

AND LET’S NOT FORGET ABOUT FUN!!!

(Itasca SD #9)

 

Here’s to a great 2018-19 year at StrongStart and Preschool

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for September– Talking & Listening.  Tips can also be heard on either SunFM – 98.5 and MooseFM -100.1 daily.  To download and print, click 1 Early Learning Tip Sept Talking & Listening or click on the image below to enlarge:

Virtual Community of Support for Early Learning – September Calendar

Virtual Community of Support for Early Learning – September Calendar

Our SD60 Virtual Community of Support for Early Learning is undergoing some change, and we anticipate being back online by mid to late September.  Please check back for updated information.  Thanks for your patience and understanding!!

Hudson’s Hope StrongStart Centre – September 2018 Calendar

Hudson’s Hope StrongStart Centre – September 2018 Calendar

Hudson’s Hope StrongStart Centre – September 2018 Calendar.  Please welcome Early Childhood Educator, Natilie Pringle, our new Hudson’s Hope StrongStart facilitator.  Natilie will be opening the centre to welcome families Wednesday, September 12.  Please consider joining us!  To download and print September’s calendar, click HH Calendar Sept 2018 or click on the image below to enlarge: