Leaves are Nature’s Invitation to Play!

Take Advantage of Nature’s Seasonal Fun with these Leafy Ideas!

Cat and Mouse Path Game

Rake leaves to one side forming a path with no leaves. Children can help create the path or give directions on where to make connections. Put away the rake and choose one person to be the cat for chasing the mouse/mice along the path. No straying off the path! After a few times re-evaluate the path and make adjustments.

Transfer and dumping station

Use trucks, buckets and scoops to move the leaves from all over the yard to one spot. Children have a natural desire to fill and spill! The more differing size containers to fill the better!

Create an outdoor leaf kitchen

Add a small table, cooking utensils, pots and pans and allow children to pretend to be a chef!

Autumn leaves are falling down!

Take an old pillow case outside to place leaves onto. Have two or more hold onto the pillow case corners and toss the leaves into the air!

What is your family’s favorite way to play in the leaves?

By Krista McElroy

What are the Benefits of a Co-op?

You will have the opportunity to see your child in a setting different from most others.

You will both learn from the teacher, curriculum, and the experience, all while making friends! We appreciate the variety of helpers our families provide- Moms, Dads and Grandparents.   They all enrich your child’s experience.

Because we are a co-op, our classes have a higher adult to child ratio than most early childhood programs.  

Each class session will have our lead teacher, aide and 3-4 helping family members.  This makes it possible for us to offer your child a wide variety of activities and experiences with adult guidance.  One of the most important pre-reading activities for a child is conversation. When adults converse with children, their vocabulary, verbal skills and understanding of ideas and concepts increase.

Our high adult to child ratio also allows for more frequent and positive social interactions and growth.