Our two-year-olds have many opportunities to experience and explore their environment through their five senses as they sing, move, and play. From the discovery table to the paint easel, the children learn about shapes, colors, feelings, nature, the community, and how things work. Gross motor development is a focus at this early age as children need to strengthen these skills to support fine motor activities. In addition to outdoor play, the children participate in music and movement activities to enhance this area of development.
The development of oral language is emphasized in the twos so that each child may become a successful communicator. Our two-year-olds enjoy learning how to interact and play cooperatively while learning how to follow a simple routine.
|8:55am||Arrival at school through the side door, children hang up bags and jackets on individual hooks|
|9:00 – 9:30am||Time for Choice – Children choose among activities such as block-building, process art, housekeeping, music and books|
|9:30 – 10:15am||Outdoor play on the playground|
|10:15 – 10:40am||Wash hands and Snack time – parents take turns providing a healthy snack each week of which all children can partake.|
|10:40 – 11:00am||Additional Time for Choice – teachers may read to small-group at this time and children may choose additional center activities that include other manipulatives, puzzles, building activities, sand and water activities|
|11:00 – 11:45am||Gross Motor Fun – Two-year-olds need to develop their body core before being ready for fine motor activities. During this time, children use scooter boards, tunnels, obstacle courses, balls, and bikes to strengthen their core.|
|11:45 – 11:55am||Sing and Move – singing songs, doing fingerplays, moving and grooving to the music|
|12:00pm||Prepare to go home|
Come join the summer fun! St. Mary’s Preschool offers two weeks of summer camp for children ages 3-6.