Planning activities for your Family Day Care, Child Care Center, Pre-school, Nursery, or Sunday School can be as easy as 1-2-3-, when you plan around a theme. When you use constant esteem building activities, you will empower not only the child, but yourself as well! You will feel great about what you are doing with your students and they, in turn will feel good about who they are inside! We will show you how to use Thematic Play with:
MUSIC, CREATIVE PROJECTS, NUTRITIOUS SNACKS AND MEALS, LITERATURE, DRAMATIC PLAY, WHOLE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, SMALL MOTOR SKILLS, GROSS MOTOR SKILLS, FIELD TRIP IDEAS, CULTURAL AWARENESS, SCIENCE AND NATURE, AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
By using a program that is exciting, interesting and fun, you will have confident, happy and enthusiastic children to work and play with!
The common thread that holds strong when Thematic Play is used, is the constant affirmation that the child is truly loved and is respected. When you take the time and effort to provide the children you care for with a motivating program, you make the children feel important. And when the children feel special, you start to look at yourself as a meaningful and professional child care provider.
Each month you can develop a program with Thematic Play for:
PROJECT IDEAS, RECIPES, MATERIALS LIST, SUGGESTIONS FOR READING, PARENT NEWSLETTER FINGERPLAYS AND SONGS
Some examples of themes to use:
SHAPES AND SIZES, FIRE SAFETY, MOTHER NATURE, PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD, ALL ABOUT ME, PARADE OF COLORS, TRANSPORTATION, ON THE WILD SIDE
For more information on using Thematic Play in your program e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been in the field of early childhood development and education for well over 22 years and in business management for over 15 years. My work has found me in different capacities ranging from operating my own in home child care, as social service and family coordinator for Head Start programs, classroom teacher and director of 2 large for profit child care centers. I have also developed and presented workshops ranging in topics from staff development to single parenting issues. I have written two children's books and enjoy crafting of all sorts. I live in the gorgeous state of Maine with my husband Steve. We are the extremely proud parents of a wonderful son, Steven and his lovely wife, Melissa who live in South Carolina with my precious granddaughter, Taylor Elaine.
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