Bug Hunt

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration
Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group – Classroom: Peppa Pig and the Boat Crabs – Redwood Classroom
Program: Preschool– Ages: 3.5- 5.9 years old
Children: Dylan, Elise, Enzo, Louise, Maya, Otis, and Penn
Teachers: Sarah

Title of Demonstration: Bug Hunt
Location: Civic Center Park
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Objective: To support the children’s interest in insects & arthropods by letting them explore a new environment where they can observe some new critters.

What the children might be learning and developing:
1. The children are building their observational skills.
2. They are fostering their curiosity and learning how to document their interest.
3. They are developing their ability to be patient and persevere, and are learning to take care of animals.
4. They are also growing their knowledge of the natural world.

Our infants are building a strong foundation for early literacy skills at a young age.  The very basics are being practiced throughout the day: holding a book, turning its pages, and watching their teachers reading from left-to-right.  They are beginning to understand how books “work,” how they connect the reader, and how they relate to the listener when read out loud.  When a book is read to them, the infants are developing the cognitive skills required to connect sounds into words and words into meaning.  When they listen to the reader’s changing tone, rhythm patterns, voice inflection, and repeating phrasing, they are learning how language is formed and an essential element of communication.  Infants who are exposed to books, reading, and story-telling at an early age are more likely to develop strong communication skills and a love of books as they get older.  Learn more about our Infant Program.