• How to Train your Dragon
  • Breakfast
  • Mischief watched Dora- Star Mountain

Spanish, Vocabulary, problem solving, critical thinking, listening, comprehension, counting, colours

  • Mayhem: Computer Farm Game
  • Mayhem & Mischief watched Dora- Beaches

Play outside:

  • Ball
  • Bat
  • Quoits
  • Pretend play with Dogs

Ball skills not only prepare children for gym class at school and extracurricular activities, but they help to address bilateral skills, hand-eye coordination, timing, sequencing, motor planning, and attention.

http://nspt4kids.com/therapy/the-developmental-benefits-of-practicing-ball-skills-with-your-child/

Preschoolers Need to Play

Preschoolers can be unstoppable — running, spinning, leaping, and climbing at every opportunity. Their desire to move, move, move makes this a great time to encourage fitness habits that will last.

Kids need to be fit for the same reasons adults do: to improve their health and make sure that their bodies can do what they need them to do. Regular exercise helps kids grow, build strong muscles and bones, develop important motor skills, and boost self-esteem.

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/active-preschooler.html?view=ptr

Imaginative play is essentially when children are role playing and are acting out various experiences they may have had or something that is of some interest to them.  They are experimenting with decision making on how to behave and are also practising their social skills.  Children learn from experience: from what happens around them, from what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch.   To absorb those experiences and make sense of the world, they need to be engaged in imaginary play.

http://www.learning4kids.net/2011/12/30/what-is-imaginative-play-and-how-to-encourage-it/

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The kids turn the sticks from the Quoits game into ‘swords’ and begin chasing the ‘Dragons’ and ‘Monsters’ away

(aka the dogs)…

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  • Giant Bubbles
  • Monkey Nap
  • Morning Tea

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  • Mischief & Mayhem Nap
  • Monkey chats to Mummy & eye tracking her hands
  • Balance Board

Your equilibrium is your center of balance that is necessary for almost every activity that you do. Whether it is large motor skills like walking and running, or fine motor skills like threading a needle, your equilibrium affects it. At times, injuries can damage your equilibrium, making it hard for you to be coordinated. Balance boards are used in therapy to restore equilibrium as your brain works harder to keep you balanced on the board…

…The balance board requires all of the parts of your body to work together, or you’ll fall off or stumble. Using a balance board can help you to coordinate your body so that all of the parts are working together…

http://www.livestrong.com/article/34421-balance-board-benefits/

Trip up to Nanny & Poppas

  • Played with our cousins Magic & Madame

Many families are hoping to achieve “the cousin effect” — the emotional and social benefits children gain from close ties to family members their own age. That effect and those relationships can extend for a lifetime, say readers of all ages who shared stories of the importance of cousins in their lives.

http://triblive.com/lifestyles/morelifestyles/8533041-74/says-cousins-family

  • Dinner
  • PJ’s
  • Played Hot Wheel Car races with Nanny & our cousins

Home Time

  • Bed
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