Come, Play and Learn
Come, Play and Learn
Posted on 2015/05/01

May 2015

Just last week select students from our COOP, or Child Oriented Occupational Program, hosted a field trip for our little Rockets currently attending preschool on our campus.  Specifically, the fourth hour Child Development class had a section regarding the importance of field trips for preschool aged children.  Encompassed in the lesson are things that must be considered like safety and even follow-up lessons to reinforce or highlight an aspect of the activity.  Then, with guidance and support from our Preschool Director, these students help direct their assigned group of tots in their field trip adventure.

This outing was to the Phoenix Children’s Museum.  Our preschoolers viewed an art exhibit focused on the life cycles of butterflies, played in a noodle forest constructed of pool noodles, puttered around a car ramp station, and got hands on experience in a grocery market center.  The highlight of the day was the ball station where PVC pipe and recycled materials were used to create ramps.  In fact, since recycling was an overlying theme at the museum it became the inspiration for the follow-up activity.  The COOP students will build a ramp out of recycled materials that will run the length of the fence surrounding the preschool.  No doubt, our little tots will have the benefits of recycling impressed upon them while also enjoying hours of endless fun.