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Centers are designed to teach your child during play. Below is what your child will learn during centers:

TABLE TOYS:

-Recognize letters and their appropriate sounds
-Enhance fine motor skills
-Develop pincher control
-Match objects in one-to-one correspondence
-Know terms related to direction and location
-Learn vocabulary to compare sets and objects
-Sort and classify objects by characteristics
-Develop perceptual awareness skills
-Experience counting objects and identifying patterns
-Sequence events correctly
-Math skills
ART:

-Experiment informally with a variety of simple media
-Experiment with art materials to understand properties of cause and effect
-Discover line, color, shape and texture by seeing and feeling objects
-Express thoughts and feeling through artwork
-Develop problem solving and organizational skills
-Engage in conversation by sharing ideas with others
-Develop manipulative skills and eye-hand coordination
-Respond to story telling through artwork
READING:

-Respond to simple directions
-Acquire the meaning of words
Listen to literature for enjoyment
-Retell a familial story
-Use a variety of words to express ideas
-Focus attention on teacher
-Arrange the events of a story in sequential order
-Distinguish between real and make-believe
-Respond to various forms of literature
-Select books for individual needs and interests
-Follow simple story lines
WRITING:

-Develop find-motor skills and pincher control
-Recognize that writing can entertain and inform
-Practice using a variety of writing instruments and media
-Dictate ideas and feelings as they are recorded
BLOCK:

-Develop fine motor skills
-Develop perceptual awareness
-Express themselves through construction material
-Create, think and implement plans
-Observe and follow safety rules
-Learn ordering and mapping skills
-Repeat a simple pattern
-Participate in cooperative play
-Experiment informally with a variety of simple  materials
-Acquire the meaning of words relating to concepts
-Develop respect for the work of others
SCIENCE:

-Use senses to gain information
-Observe color, texture, size and shape of objects
-Observe cause and effect
-Make predictions
-Observe relationships of objects
-Observe forces, such as gravity and magnetism
-Develop curiosity about the natural world
DRAMATIC PLAY:

-Use words to express feelings and ideas
-Explore different celebrations and customs
-Explore sequences in basic family routines
-Learn social skills appropriate to group behavior
-Participate in leadership/following roles
-Work cooperatively
-Engage in creative dramatic activities
-Engage in one-on-one communication
-Share material and take turns
MUSIC:

-Move and dance
-Sing action sons
-Explore vocal sounds
-Recognize and compare sounds
-Hear music tat tells a story
-Play simple rhythms using musical instruments
-Recognize high/low, loud/soft, fast/slow, long/short
-Move to express steady beat or meaning of music
-Perform gross motor movements to music and signing
SNACK:

-Use senses such as taste, smell, touch, sight and sound
-Practice self-help skills
-Develop perceptual awareness and fine motor skills
-Understand volume and measurement
-Participate in preparing simple recipes
-Work cooperatively
-Engage in small group communication
-Share material and take turns
-Learn basic rules of cleanliness, safety and manners