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.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dinovember/Movember

David Bowie Costume Dolls 





Making our own cartoon characters and comic strips.

To celebrate 'Dinovember', the kids made created their own fun scenes!
They were really engaged and made up different scenes for hours!!  A fun thing to do at home too...
See where the wonderful idea came from: https://medium.com/thoughts-on-creativity/6f4cb1886d41















Movember moustaches! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Cartooning with Marilyne/Riverdale Farm/Halloween


Music time with Kat! Check out Kat's new band, Kashka: http://www.kashkamusic.com/
They've just released an album and we've been enjoying listen to Kat in action!

Mask Making!

Halloween Facepainting with Maria!


Halloween!!!!!



We had a blast turning ourselves into a comic strip!! Our new friend, Marilyne, talked to us about cartooning and comic strips and then we created our own thought and action bubbles and brought them to life!





Fall Fun at Riverdale Farm!