The Playtots Preschool at the Easton Community Center had special activities throughout the week of May 1st to celebrate the Week of the Young Child and the school’s fifth anniversary. Our theme for the week was “Early Years are Learning Years”. Each day during the week, the children and their families were invited to come to school 15 minutes early to participate in a fitness walk with stations that fostered fun physical movement and observation of nature. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate, so the activities were held inside. Luckily, the beautiful facilities at the ECC accommodated the change of plan! We collected flowers from families for a flower garden that we will be planting with the children.
We also prepared a resource table with great ideas on
parent-child activities that focus on nature, health, and exercise.
On Tuesday, we had a special collaboration with Helen Keller Middle School students from 6th and 8th grades who came and read to our preschool classes. All the children (toddlers and teens) loved the experience, and we look forward to future activities with the middle school
On Wednesday, we made special art projects using recycled materials and encouraged the children (and teachers) to dress up as their favorite story book character. From princesses to superheroes, this was popular with kids and teachers alike. The week concluded on Thursday with our St. Jude’s trike-a-thon. The children collected close to $2,000 in donations for the charity, and Easton police officer Mark Pastor provided car seat safety tips for parents. As you can see from the photos, we thoroughly enjoyed our special week! Playtots is a sensory based learning program which integrates best practices of many different teaching philosophies from the traditional approach to the Montessori method, while focusing on the whole child. We have morning and afternoon classes for 2, 3, and 4 year old children and are located at the .
For more information about the school, please visit our website at playtots.org.