A child’s work is play. October is filled with these opportunities while enjoying the sights and sounds of autumn. Whether it is digging into an open pumpkin or a bin filled with corn, or walking to find a pumpkin in the patch; Fayette Progressive Preschool likes to engage all five senses in as many activities as possible.
A dress rehearsal trick or treat was in full swing Thursday before going out into the community that same eve. Exploring the world around them with guidance leads to learning and amazing brain growth. At the Fayette Progressive Preschool, children in early intervention and preschoolers with differing abilities, do that work regularly.
Recently a Pumpkin Science night for our students and their families was held at Southern State Community College. Families were invited to join the preschool staff for an evening of exploring pumpkins, snacks and family pictures. Students learned to measure using a ruler as well as cubes to measure the height and circumference of their pumpkin. This often starts with using blocks, shoes or other items which also encourages children to practice their counting skills.
They enjoyed using their five senses to explore pumpkins and record their findings. A cool way to explore emotions is while drawing many faces on jack-o-lanterns and then trying to imitate them yourself. Students and parents made homemade doughnuts and then practiced fine motor skills cutting the hole out of the doughnut.
The staff at Fayette Progressive School greatly appreciates the families who participated in our family fun night allowing us to extend our play and learning for an evening. Please keep an ear out for upcoming family fun nights. We have some more fun activities planned with the help of our staff and community partners.
If you would like more information on Fayette Progressive Preschool or Early Intervention, call 740-335-1391 and check us out at Fayette County Board of DD’s Facebook page and website by visiting www.fayettedd.com.