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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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

An Update from the Dance / Drama Department

In January we focused a lot on Arctic animals in drama and dance. We
played Arctic animal charades a lot ( they loved it). We also explored
different ways of manipulating and molding our bodies and voices to
create different animals. We learned about the Arctic weather and
geography and in dance class incorporated Arctic weather and geography
in a movement  game. 
In Dance/ Drama we also  focused on exploring
tempo, speeds and levels, spatial awareness and group concentration.

In February we will start putting together a choreographed movement
piece that will incorporated movements created by each member of the
group. We will also focus on learning  break dancing and a Chinese
new year dragon dance. In Drama we will continue to explore group
awareness, character development and story telling.

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