Toddler Time (formerly Busy Fingers)
Our color cut and paste projects help preschoolers prepare for Kindergarten. We encourage you to allow your child to work at their own pace and allow them the opportunity to complete the project themselves.
DESCRIPTION: Once a month craft project; non-structured adult/child color, cut and paste projects
DAYS: Wednesday and Thursday of the first full week of each month
AGES: 30 months through 5 year-olds with adult supervision & participation
TIME: 10:30-noon, walk-in
Toddler Time, which is designed for children from birth to 30 months, takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, December 9, 16, 23, and 30. A special feature of December’s Toddler Time is the Kindermusick presentation on December 16. Kindermusik International is an established community of educators passionately committed to bringing the power of music to children and their families around the world. Since 1978, its research-based music-and-movement curricula have enhanced the lives of millions through the universal language of music, supporting whole-child development and providing the early foundations of future school success.
These programs are free and open to the public.
Schedule subject to change
SOCIAL SKILLS: Attempts new tasks knowing it is okay to make mistakes: Shows pride in accomplishments: Follows a simple direction: Stays with an activity to completion: Asks for help: Participates in clean-up activities: Follows simple safety rules
MOTOR SKILLS: Cuts with scissors: Holds and uses crayons, markers, pens and pencils correctly
REASONING & CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT: Understands concepts of in/out, under/over, on/off, front/back, etc.: Describes how objects are the same or different
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Follows one- and two-step oral directions
READING SKILLS: Recognizes some common words in print: Recognizes many uppercase and lowercase letters: Recognizes some letter sounds: Puts events of a story in order
WRITING SKILLS: Tries to write, scribble or draw: Asks you to write words or notes to others: Attempts to write own name and recognizes own name in print
MATHEMATIC CONCEPTS: Compares the size of groups of objects using language such as “more,” “less” and “same as”: Arranges objects in size order (big to small, or small to big); Uses comparison words, like "bigger," "smaller," "heavier," etc.: Understands concepts of none, some and all and more than and less than: Identifies and draws a square, circle and triangle: Correctly counts four to ten objects: Knows that the final number counted represents the total number of objects in a set: Recognizes some numbers, 1 – 10: Can distinguish numbers from letters, and understands that numbers relate to quantity
CREATIVE ARTS & MUSIC: Recognizes and names basic colors: Draws recognizable shapes and simple objects: Tells a story with pictures
Source: This partial list is borrowed from LeapFrog.com (http://www.leapfrog.com)