Lions Bay After School program is a Reggio Inspired Nature based program. We are excited to work with the children to discover what they are interested in to help us build our after school program. We are a play based program, and believe that the best/ and most valuable learning happens through play.
A week at Lions Bay…
Mondays: Come Travel around the world with Saplings on Monday’s after school. Cook foods from different places around the world. Do you have a suggestion? Is there something you cook at home with your family- Bring in a recipe and we will try!
Tuesdays- Messy Math and Dirty Science- There’s a lot more to what’s beneath our feet then just dirt. Come and find out what tiny unseen creatures roam our soil, or discover how math helps us to build forts, or science helps us change the direction of water. The world is a scientific and mathematically place, we just need to know where to look to find it!
Wednesdays- Book/Yoga club- Time to move our bodies and our minds. Depending on the day we will Curl up in a tree with a good book or bring in our favorite book to share with our friends, or wiggle and move our bodies in some awesome yoga poses!
Thursdays- Fort in A bag- Dens, or forts, are a place where children can have unstructured play and let their imagination soar. They learn how to use natural materials to build their own special place, often working as a team with siblings or friends. We will learn how to do build forts safely and effectively. We’ll start by heading on a hunt to find the perfect Y stick and let the building begin, we will collect materials to build our own forts in and outside of the classroom. Try your hand at some knot tying, and use your balancing skills to build and create awesome forts! ( Donations of old sheets and ropes always welcome)
Friday- Playing with Shadow and light- Come and check out our collection on flashlights and explore different ways to find and make shadows in nature and in our classroom.