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.

WE THINK OF THE CITY AS OUR CLASSROOM
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.

WE KNOW ITS TAKES A VILLAGE

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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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rain Rain Come Back When We're Sleeping

It was drizzling on and off while we were in the playground so we sang, "Rain, rain, go away, come back another day, come back when we are sleeping". We talked about how we don't want the rain to go away forever, since they help the plants and trees grow and give the animals something to drink. We just don't want it to come down while we are playing.

We chanted our little song while we made a pile of sticks to make the rain come back when we are sleeping. Then, we added more and more ingredients to our rain spell pile! Leaves, helicopter seeds, bark, pine needles and grass! We danced, skipped and sang around our pile. It seemed to work because the rain went away. After all that hard spell work, we enjoyed some ice cream - - - the nice ice cream man gave us a cone & a half for free so that we could each have one.






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