Title: Active Indoor Play
Date/ Time: November 21, 2019 6-8 p.m.
Location: Concord School
Instructor: April Zajko
Cost: $5.00 for non-network members of the Caledonia & S. Essex starting point networks
Register by emailing – Lynn Macie at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please register by Nov. 16th)
Description: Childcare providers know that healthy children are ACTIVE all day, but how can we arrange our learning environment to support gross motor play. This two-hour training will help childcare providers feel ready to support gross motor play indoors on days that they can’t get outside. Learn more about the gross motor skills children ages 0-5 should know, explore LOTS of ways to get children moving indoors, explore how to incorporate yoga activities into circle time and transitions throughout the day, and learn how to teach calming and self-regulation with slower movement & breathing activities.
- Participants will define gross motor skills for children ages 0-5 years old and will create a binder of resources that will keep kids moving and engaged throughout the day.
- Participants will explore a wide variety of indoor gross motor activities that will keep children engaged and burn off excess energy
- Participants will learn yoga activities to use at circle time and transitions, as well as learning how to teach calming and self-regulation with slower movement activities.
- Participants will explore ways to create a “Cozy Cottage” space in their program for children to use to self-regulate.