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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Friday, October 22, 2010

Afrooooo Beeeeeat

A couple of weeks ago we started learning about Afro-Beat w/ Mr. Daniel. We have been doing our music lessons with the Wandering Hamsters, which works out much better for focusing (when one of our peers is being distracting, it affects everybody less when there are more of us).

Checking our pulses and feeling the rhythm of our hearts.

Tapping along to Mr. Daniel's rhythm.

Learning about the pioneer of Afro-Beat, Fela Kuti from Nigeria. We also learned about tape players!

Then we played percussion along with Fela Kuti on tape and danced around.

Jamming Along to Fela Kuti from Bellwoods Playschool on Vimeo.

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