Well, each day starts off with some Imagination Time. Each children can choose the activity that he or she would like to start their day with.
Sometimes we color amazing designs like this (which by the way comes from a great website with many different choices called Coloring Castle), or designs from one of Roger Burrows 'Images' books. Take a look at his website here, to give you some more inspiration and examples of what you can do!
Other times, when we feel like using our hands, we build things. Here's a great example of a group project that lead to a wonderful diorama!
Then depending on our group, we may sit down together and share how we are feeling today using cards based on the Emotions and Scenario Cards as well as the Emotions Color Wheel. For non-readers, it helps to identify what faces look like and relate them to the words below. For readers, it is a helpful reminder what the word means, and what the face would look like. We learn how some children have trouble identifying what kind of emotion they or their peers are showing, and by practicing with these cards, they can communicate with others!
After planning our schedule for the day, we set off. Here are a few examples of what we've done so far!
Meet new friends and learn about social skills through fun games. As well as many hands-on learning experiences we can find, such as the Quesnel Antique Machinery Park! We visited it today and were very impressed. Everyone had lots of fun, and the group had lots of stories and information to tell on the ride back! Plus, we were fortunate to have a wonderful tour guide who was more than happy to show us his favorite pieces as well as answer the many questions from the kids!
The world is full of possibilities when you get your brain working and curiosity flowing! Please don't hesitate to contact us to ask about upcoming programs like this one!