WE STRIVE TO SEE THE WORLD FROM A KIDS-EYE-VIEW
Bellwoods Playschool uses a child-centred, socially conscious pedagogy to engage young children in social and artistic thought and action. Using what the city has to offer, we empower our students with the knowledge to be socially and environmentally responsible citizens while they develop into explorers of their urban landscape.

WE THINK OF THE CITY AS OUR CLASSROOM
A valuable aspect of the Bellwoods Playschool program is to empower children as navigators of their city. We journey on regular excursions, by foot and by public transportation, to art galleries, museums and cultural events, as well as markets, parks and city landmarks.

WE KNOW ITS TAKES A VILLAGE

Our Playschool runs on a model that links a range of artists together to engage and inspire children. We like to bring in different perspectives and actively pursue a diverse teaching staff. As such, professional educators and artists trade chalkboards for personal anecdotes and textbooks for real life experiences. Together, they create an atmosphere that is at once intellectually stimulating and deeply personalized.

Our Community

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Capes/Breakdancing/High Park & More!



Making Capes &a Masks! We are our own superheroes! 




 Potato Stamping


 Putting on a puppet show for some little friends at the library.

Bellwoods Family Potluck




 Cartoon Sketching


Lots of love for High Park!








Old Friends

 Back to the AGO for some sketching and breakdancing!




Break-dancing workshops with UNITY Charity. Learn more about these amazing teachers and community of Unity here: http://www.unitycharity.com/
We've been loving our new friend Tafiya (aka Bboy Anansi) from Union Charity




Check out some videos made by Tafiya and some of the other great artists & teachers here:





Friday, February 22, 2013

Art Scavenger Hunt & Breakdancing workshop at the AGO














We love Calypso music!

We spent the afternoon at Parliament library taking part in a Calypso workshop that was happening as part of Black History Month.


We learned about Afro-Caribbean music and how it originated in Trinidad and Tobago. We listened to all the different rhythms and cultural influences in the music. We even got to play a drum made from a coconut and sing-a-long to all of the fun songs.

Valentine's Day Fun


What does Love mean to us? Here are some of the things we came up with:
-to be happy
-to like someone
-to hug them tightly
-it never goes away even when you feel sad or upset
-Love is helping someone who is sad
-Love is family
-Love is laughing and having fun
-We love the nature
-We love our school & friends