BUTTERFLY GROUP: 3 ½ - 5 ½ -year-olds
The Butterflies group is led by Esther, a mother of two children attending NICE. Esther’s assistants are Susie and Tägus, both members for over 5 years. Esther, Susie & Tägus’ task is to make children feel comfortable being in a group away from their parents, and asks that the parents leave the room after dropping off their children to shorten the adjustment period, if any. Through songs, games, finger plays, simple crafts, the Butterflies group’s goal is to encourage your child to use and understand English more actively, follow directions, and take part in group activities. Children in the Butterflies have typically begun attending kindergarten.
- Pre-requisites: Able to be away from parent for class time, understands / uses English
- Goals and Curriculum: using and understanding English more actively, follow directions, take part in group activities.
- Methods and Activities: songs, games, finger plays, simple crafts