WE STRIVE TO SEE THE WORLD FROM A KIDS-EYE-VIEW
Bellwoods Playschool uses a child-centred, socially conscious pedagogy to engage young children in social and artistic thought and action. Using what the city has to offer, we empower our students with the knowledge to be socially and environmentally responsible citizens while they develop into explorers of their urban landscape.

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A valuable aspect of the Bellwoods Playschool program is to empower children as navigators of their city. We journey on regular excursions, by foot and by public transportation, to art galleries, museums and cultural events, as well as markets, parks and city landmarks.

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Our Playschool runs on a model that links a range of artists together to engage and inspire children. We like to bring in different perspectives and actively pursue a diverse teaching staff. As such, professional educators and artists trade chalkboards for personal anecdotes and textbooks for real life experiences. Together, they create an atmosphere that is at once intellectually stimulating and deeply personalized.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Moon Festival

Last week we celebrated the Moon Festival by taking a trip to Chinatown.

We waited for the Streetcar and talked about how we were headed to Chinatown to celebrate the Moon festival. It was extra exciting because 4/6 of us say they have never been there before. We learned that our stop was going to be Spadina


We got to Chinatown and checked out the elderly woman's cool Chinese vegetables.

We saw some very interesting fruits from Asia that we touched and smelled.

We headed down to the market to pay for some fruit we picked out and to find some moon cake.

But first! We explored the back of the store that had so many amazing sea creatures to admire.

We found a nice spot to eat our celebratory Pomelo (its round like the moon) and took turns peeling its thick, thick skin. We also listened to the story of the moon festival and a nice lady taught us how to say Happy Moon Festival in Manderin. We also tried some Dragon Fruit for the first time and loved it.


We ended our day by sharing some moon cake and chasing squirrels in the park.

1 comment:

  1. Well, how can I tell you how impressed I am. This is a very special experience for any child, and Roy is blessed to have found you !
    He is learning so many important life skills, an adventurous spirit being one of them, through sight, touch, sounds, lessons and friendships - and no doubt gaining confidence in his world every step of the way. Congratulations !
    Roy's Grandma Judy in Victoria, BC.

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