THE PLAYGROUP PROGRAM

THE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Purposeful Play Is Early Education

Your little 2-year-old is growing up fast and discovering more and more each day. Our approach to teaching this age is purposeful play, nurturing their awareness of music, art, and movement, as a precursor to preschool learning.

A Day in the Life of Your Two-Year-Old


Our time with your child will include learning and social opportunities like imaginative play with props and dress-up clothes. The group play activities are where your child will learn important life-skills such as making new friends, and learning to taking turns. Music with creative movement is an important activity to nurture a sense of fun and wonder.

Each day is packed with carefully designed activities structured around the six main development areas. Here are a few example activities:

Purposeful Play Is Early Education

Each day is packed with carefully designed activities structured around the six main development areas. Here are a few example activities:

Your Playgroup's Developmental Areas

Language and Literacy Development

• use a growing number of words to express needs and ideas
• learn the difference between similar-sounding words with rhyming games
• start to understand that drawing and writing are ways to communicate

Executive Function

• complete simple two-step tasks, like finding and stacking coloured bricks
• start to follow rules independently like going to the sink to wash hands
• Stay focused for several minutes while attending to an activity
• think creatively about new ways to play with a toy

Social and Emotional Development

• interact with new people and feel comfortable playing near them
• share with other children and take turns
• build an appreciation for diversity by seeing and talking about how people are the same and how they are different
• complete activities with confidence and look for new challenges like kicking a ball into the post

Physical Development and Wellness

• improve stability and running skills
• learn to hop and jump
• show increased control of hands and fingers (micro-motor skills)
• learn about healthy eating
• learn to follow basic health and safety routines

Cognitive Development

• start to count, know numbers and basic shapes
• explore simple addition and subtraction using games and songs
• build science knowledge including the difference between day and night and different types of weather
• understand basic social studies like people’s roles within the community

Creative Expression

• explore different art materials to create two- and three-dimensional artwork
• pretend play activities to demonstrate feelings
• creative dress-up clothing and props during imaginary play
• free expression of movement and emotions with music