I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to sample many of Kidville’s class offerings. They offer the cutest assortment of enriching classes with some of the most engaging and sweet teachers around! Wiggle Giggle which is what Juliet has tried out this fall semester for instance offers a really fun environment for Juliet to explore, get creative, sing, and dance. It’s their mixed age version of the run wiggle paint and giggle which is a pre-nursery program engaging toddlers through stories, ball play, manipulative toys, block exploration, art and sensory play.
The beginning of the class begins with a welcome song and free play with a different rotation of toys every week. Being such the expert at sorting boxes that Juliet is, I like to challenge her by asking her to follow a series of specific instructions. “Can you find and put all the stars in first?” “Can you count and find all the circles?” “Now find all the blue shapes and put them in.” Since she can count, identify all the shapes and listen to directions really well this is my way of keeping her stimulated.
Next came the nubby balls – who knew they could have so many uses! The Kidville teachers encouraged rolling, bouncing, tapping on the head, balancing on them and sharing while discussing its texture, color and quantity. In doing so, the teachers really end up teaching the other grown-ups how to take an ordinary object and get the most educational value out of it!
Next came puzzles, scarves and painting. Juliet tried her hand at the puzzles and paints. I always try to incorporate art into her every day and Kidville helps me do that!
The blocks are a popular hit amongst all the kids. And they’re one of those toys that grows with your child as he/she develops. Juliet shows so much more dexterity when handling these than she did as an infant. And oddly enough she just loves cleaning these up!
The obstacle course is really where you get to see your child’s physicality develop. I’m still so in awe when I see my baby jumping and running so well. Wasn’t it just yesterday when she could barely balance her head on her shoulders?
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