Creating environments that invite children to play rather than instructing them in play encourages creativity, independence, and co-operation. This website showcases some very simple yet excellent invitations to play. I would highly recommend taking a look!
This sand invitation and the following tin foil invitation are just a couple of the great ideas!
Both images from http://kiwiteacherblog.blogspot.co.nz/
Imperfecthomemaker.com has some great ideas for activities that encourage independence in babies who are around the 12 month old developmental level.
Click the photo to go to the page for lots of great ideas!
These stick bombs are simple to make and so much fun to throw around. they are fairly harmless and easy to clean up!
We threw them around the office – they are really fun!
Cold weather can limit our ability to easily incorporate physical activity. One of our Brooks providers sent in this awesome idea for an indoor gross motor activity: masking tape hopscotch!
Thanks for sharing!
One of our Medicine Hat providers found these awesome labels for play areas to share with everyone. Click the link to see!
Play Area Labels
We are getting inching our way closer to winter so it’s time for winter fairs! Please click on the photos for more information on each event.
December 3rd 2015
November 6 & 7, 2015
December 18 & 19 2015
Here are the minutes from the October provider meeting:
October 1, 2015