Three & Four Year Old Program

SCHOOL IN THE PINES
  • Three & Four Year Olds

    Forest Friends
  • Three year olds are busy learning new things every day. We start with the basics. Learning (and then reviewing) our colors and shapes is important. We find colors and shapes around our classroom, outside, even in our snack! We sing the alphabet song, and start learning about “beginning sounds” of words. We practice counting to 10 and putting items in small groups.

    Each preschool day includes circle time when we discuss the day of the week, date, and month, say the Pledge of Allegiance, hear a special story, and find out about the rest of the day’s activities.

    We play outside for thirty minutes, where we have a fort, slide, sand (with lots of digging toys, trucks, blocks, and more), swings, and other fun things. We spend time each day hearing songs, singing, dancing, playing instruments, using bean bags and parachutes, and more.

    We have an activity time at our tables, when each child works on a project. This might include gluing, cutting, drawing, or painting. It’s important to practice sitting at a table and following directions so we will be ready for pre-kindergarten next year.

    We are learning about manners. We remember to say please and thank you, use our inside voices, cover our mouths when we sneeze, and wash our hands before eating and after using the bathroom.

    Before our preschool day ends, we have had time for play. We have a homeliving center (with dress up clothes too), a blocks center, an area for puzzles, a farm with lots of pretend animals, a castle with knights, and other fun toys.