Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!
We know how much you all prefer that your child get a breath of fresh air during outside play while hanging out with us. We understand and we do just that majority of our afternoons together. However, winter has finally become consistent, temperature wise and I bet that we all could agree that most days it is just WAY TOO COLD for outside play. Especially since after-school hours start around the time that the sun and temp are both beginning to descend for the evening. Our rule is that if it’s below 35 degrees, we stay inside where it’s nice + warm.
But no worries! The staff at Bancroft and JO Wilson still allow inside play for our little friends (not as much running around), but just as feasible + fun!
Generally, we’ll give them FREE PLAY — meaning that we set up fun centers around the classroom and break them into groups. After about 10-15 minutes, they proceed to the next center, and so on. And I personally like to have KIDS BOP playing in the background also! To give you an idea, centers may consist of (but not limited to):
- Free draw/coloring/crafts
- Tying shoe strings practice (Kinder)
- Magnets (building blocks)
- Reading corner
- Chatting with teacher (which they get to tell us ALL about their day or whatever else they’d like to share!)
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