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Penguins

November 28th - December 23rd

Winter Weather, Cubism, Soccer, and All That Laundry

Over the next four weeks, our Nest Play curriculum will invite children to engage in experiences that are both new, exciting and continue to promote their sense of wonder and exploration! Our Penguins will be working to promote their language development by engaging in activities to further foster their expressive language skills. These fun and interactive activities include games with silly words and tongue twisters. Children will also practice identifying letters and shapes by going on letter hunts in their indoor and outdoor learning environments and playing shape BINGO. These activities challenge children to think critically and creatively, introduce early mathematical concepts, foster critical thinking skills, promote a powerful sense of self, and build language skills. We will also sit back and enjoy story time with our teachers and peers as we read books that support our “Winter Weather” theme. 

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In our Paints and Pianos program, our Penguins will explore the world of fine arts through artists such as Pablo Picasso, Alexandra Nechita, Georges Braque, and Salvador Dali as we begin our unit on Cubism! They will get a chance to observe the different artists’ works of art as well as engage in teacher-led conversations about the mediums used to create the art. The children will also get opportunities to create cubism art of their very own! Education Coordinators will set various materials such as scrapbooking paper and newspaper print for collages as well as air dry clay for creating three dimensional pieces. In addition, children will be able to sculpt their own stamp out of Styrofoam boards and make prints on their paper! Our Penguins will hear stories inspired by Cubism such as” The Cat And The Bird” by Geraldine Elschner to further draw connections to the artist and their work. 

fit buddies with big white bg

In Fit Buddies, our Penguins will engage in various physical activities as we begin our “Soccer” unit! Our Education Coordinators will start the unit off by introducing how to dribble and stop a soccer ball with our feet. Throughout the unit, we will experiment with kicking the ball through a set of cones, playing monkey in the middle, and dividing into teams for a friendly and fun soccer game. To end each class, we will spend time practicing yoga and meditation poses to encourage children to feel connected with themselves and focus on their overall mind and body wellness! 

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In The Art of Living, we will be talking all about “All That Laundry!” where our Penguins will engage in various activities that will help promote important skills such as how to sort, wash, and fold our laundry. Through small group experiences and explorative play, we will practice sorting and matching our laundry, washing and drying our laundry, packing and unpacking items, and other hands-on activities to help create meaningful experiences throughout the next 4 weeks!