Week 1: Family
This week in our Baby Play class we will explore our families! We will create a messy family portrait using baby safe potato paint, develop the art of “cleaning up” with a fun game, and work on some calming methods by introducing discovery bottles.
Week 2: Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day! This week we will explore the color RED and the HEART shape as we use Do-A-Dot markers and chunky crayons to color in our heart-shaped Valentine’s, bounce and kick our heart balloons, and peel and stick during our red themed sensory center.
Week 3: Friends
There’s nothing sweeter than a friend, well perhaps when your baby starts to make friends! This week we will encourage little ones to engage with one another through lots of parallel play activities like bouncing side by side during our gross motor time, exploring side by side tummy time, and squishing side by side at our peeled carrot sensory bin. To develop our theme even further, invite a friend to join you for class!
Week 4: Pets
We can’t leave out our furry friends when it comes to talking about LOVE! This week in class we will be exploring all sorts of fun, pet-themed activities. We will be creating a puppy dog footprint craft, playing a fetching and batting game, and exploring a squishy fish tank sensory bag.
Each week of class we will work on three different types of movement songs. One song about our body, one song about our world, and one song about our theme. Every song will be fun, engaging, and catchy enough that you and your little one will want to keep singing them at home… we hope!
Our song and movement time will take place during opening and closing circle times. At these times we work on listening and creating a routine for your little one to look forward to. This time will also allow an opportunity for grownups to participate in a facilitated discussion as we talk about different areas of life. Each opening circle will also include an on-theme book that will be read aloud to help introduce the class’ theme.
Well there you have it! The month of February is going to be FULL of LOVE play for you and your little one to enjoy. Please like Toodleydoo Toys on Facebook and ‘join’ the Preschool Play Class event for any updates and further information. If you would like to register for this class, please call us at 317.346.PLAY or message us on Facebook.
Our resident preschool teacher and PLAY expert, Miss Megan is currently leading our Facebook Wee Play LIVE series. You can join her from the comfort of your own home for songs and a story each Wednesday at 1 pm. Classes will resume in mid-August. You are always welcome to visit us on location or observe if you have more questions!