See What I Saw — In this class, preschoolers use their real experience of playing in the park to create imaginative, storytelling scenarios with music—go on an imaginary trip to Grasshopper Park where they sail down the park slide and then recreate the sound of that experience with a loooong vocal glissando. Each week provides preschoolers one uninterrupted session of imaginative play that’s guided in a very specific, sequential way—with a special sharing time with parents in the last 10-15 minutes of class
See What I Saw Monthly Mini Themes:
- Lessons 1-4: Adventures at Grasshopper Park: Together we take a trip to Grasshopper Park, stretching our minds and bodies with music and movement and lighting up our imagination to discover all the fun things we can do at the playground. Musical fun with glissandos, slide whistles and wooden instruments get us started on sounds, and playing music together!
- Lessons 5-8: Up in the Treehouse: We’re at the Grasshopper Park today playing with the wind and the sun, climbing trees and exploring the world all around us. We let pretend play and movement do what they do naturally – enrich all the areas of our child’s developing self: physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
- Lessons 9-12: Our Feathered Friends: Our feathered friends lead us on an adventure where we imagine all the ways we can express ourselves with singing and with movement. As we practice and play, we are strengthening language development, social skills and creativity!
- Lessons 13-15: Going on a Picnic: A picnic at the park is the perfect way to explore the sounds of words, different instruments and celebrate how creative we are. We put all of our ideas, words, music and (pretend) food in the picnic basket for dramatic play and fun learning!
Home Materials: Two books—Can You Find Me? and The Ant Picnic Feast, Two Home CDs, See What I Saw Play Set, a Family Activity Book, a slide whistle and lumi sticks instruments, and a backpack.