Playgroup Program

Two year olds are a busy group- physically and verbally. At this age, children are inventors, problem solvers, discoverers and dreamers. Your child discover something new each day under the caring eyes of our mentors. At this age, children are inventors, problem solvers, discoverers and dreamers. Your child is learning to identify and verbalize wants and needs, and learning self- help skills and sharing.

Teachers plan activities to encourage children natural curiosity and willingness to try new things, so children discover the ways that they learn best. So in addition to basic skills, your child learns about self- reliance, and self- esteem. Mentors emphasize daily routines and social interaction through family style meals and other small group activities.

To facilitate parental involvement, staff members provide daily sheets to document and share the child’s experiences, teachers read to children everyday. They give preschoolers many opportunities to scribble and write in journals. Developmental goals; encourage and promote a positive selfimage, encourage language development and concrete thinking skills, encourage creative development, begin developing attention span, encourage healthy toilet training, promote physical development and sound nutrition. Below are some examples of the six aspects of child development that we stimulate

1. Social

a. To develop self- help skills

b. The ability to negotiate in his or her environment independently

c. To share

d. Be polite

2. Physical

a. Improve coordination

b. Build motor skills

c. Develop ball handling skills

d. Dace and movement

e. Hands-on activities

f. Self help skills. i.e.; potty t raining and feeding themselves

g. Fine motor skills i.e.; colouring, tracing and cutting

h. Large motor skills i.e.; running, dancing and kicking

3. Intellectual/ cognitive

a. Recognize and name the letters of the alphabet

b. Identify 10 colors

c. To have the ability to actively listen and attend

d. Readiness skills i.e.; matching, sorting, seriation and one to onecorrespondence

e. Follow directions

f. Explain everyday occurrences using simple reasoning

4. Creativity

a. Develop sense of rhythm

b. Dramatic play i.e.; dress up and role play

c. Story telling

d. Art projects

e. Dancing

f. Painting self expression through art

g. Sing familiar songs

h. Explore colors

i. Try to draw pictures in response to a book being read or a story beingtold

6. Emotion

a. Build confidence

b. Develop independence

c. Feel a sense of pride

d. Recognizes that others have feeling

7. Language

a. Stories and books

b. Songs

c. Poems

d. Imaginative playtime

e. Finger plays

f. Puppet activity

g. Build children vocabulary


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