In an attempt to find some kind of structure for Edith this year, we signed her up for the Union Church Playgroup in Bay Ridge. This meets once a week. Edith was in the 3s and 4s class, and it is a 2 hour class. It's not drop - off, so I stayed with her. The kids were pretty consistent so she made some sweet little friends!
The playgroup is really great. There's a huge basement filled with toys and the kids free- play for one hour. Then they have a snack period, storytime and then they do "concepts" in circle time (matching, sequencing, etc).
After circle time there's usually some songs/dance, then table toys and the "run around" which is hilarious. The kids run in a circle for 5 minutes to a song and they LOVE it.
Afterwards they get suckers and hand-stamps. Edith had never had a sucker before this and she loves them.
Here in circle time, Edith told me she had "FIVE hands!"
During the week of Halloween, Edith learned to trick-or-treat and it was so cute!
They had a cookie party at Christmas and the kids were so sugared-up that storytime was a little crazy!
I have been really thankful for this once a week thing that is just for my girl. She's grown so much in just a few months, and I can see progress in her attention span, willingness to wait her turn and work with friends. I am excited to continue this for her next year!