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NEW RECREATION amp FAMILY CENTER I1 New Recreation and Family Center Proposal PSY 104 Child and Adolescent Development Karen Christy Instructor John Gamble May 5 2014 NEW RECREATION amp FAMILY CENTER I2 Welcome This is a presentation on what I believe should be included in our city family recreation center The first room will be our youngest room specially for infants newborn to 1 year old As the infants enter room there will be bright colored walls to grab their attention There will also be wind chimes hanging from the ceiling This would be done to encourage listening for the noise as the wind blows In one area there will be rattles and other noise shakers for the infants to play with This will encourage the child to learn that when the shake or move the item it will make a noise This activity will teach the infant the concept of holding a toy Another section of the room will be all sorts of staking cups balls and blocks This is to teach the infant concept of stacking and the toys falling down after they get to high This is educational due to the infant will be learning how to stack up items and how far they can stack before they fall down The balls will teach them the rolling concept and encourage the younger infants to crawl after the ball One special toy in the room would be a Bright Starts Having A Ball Get Rolling Activity Table The Bright Starts Having a Ball Get Rollin39 Activity Table provides plenty of different activities that are guaranteed to entertain your toddler for hours The unique ball ramp in the middle of the table swirls balls around as your toddler intently watches and it drops them down a table leg where they sit until played with again An electronic book comes with fun phrases and melodies to help your child develop an interest in learning at NEW RECREATION amp FAMILY CENTER I3 an early age while the pressandpop quot1 2 3quot buttons teach your toddler about numbers An openandclose peekaboo gator plays fun sounds and a merrygoround spins balls while playing melodies so your child can enjoy music while at the table An adorable caterpillar piano helps your child develop a keen understanding of musical notes while teaching colors and shapes and the turtle gears play the ABC song to further strengthen the amount of information your little one learns The entire table promotes the development of motor skills and features bilingual learning in Spanish and English The legs are detachable so you can easily rest the table on the oor This toy can be purchased at Toysruscom This classroom is to enlighten out children ages 1 to 3 years old Our first class activity here will be painting This will be to encourage the children to express themselves in their own way They can paint and express themselves anyway the want on paper There is simply no right or wrong in this area Our second class activity will be exploring nature and learning all the different textures in nature The children will see owers feel the cold snow make a snowman plant owers and see all the different insects and birds This will encourage the children39s love for the outdoors and encourage them to play more outside instead of staying in My specific toy for this room will be the Vtech Alphabet Activity Cube With five sides of fun to discover the VTech Alphabet Activity Cube is the perfect electronic learning toy for your little one that lets them play discover and learn The cube features 13 building blocks that teach the alphabet which can be stacked on the top of the cube or NEW RECREATION amp FAMILY CENTER I4 inserted into the slot on the electronic side to learn more about each letter The electronic side features five piano keys a number keypad and telephone while the mechanical side includes a peg maze putandtake holes that lead to a storage area sliders gears a mirror and more This toy can be purchased at wwwtoysruscom The third room is targeted for children 3 to 6 years old The first area in this room will have Legos and other blocks This will teach building skills in the children This will encourage the children to also build together The second area of the room will have color books a painting easel a dry erase board and a chalk board All this is to encourage the children to explore their artsy side The main toy in this room would be the Leapfrog Leap Reader Reading and Writing System The Leap Frog Leap Reader helps your child learn to read and write by guiding letter strokes and sounding out words interactively This reading and writing system offers imaginative stories with lively character voices to help build your child s vocabulary wwwwalmartcom Our forth room is for the children 7 to 12 years old The first area of this classroom will be directed towards music There will be musical instruments for the child to explore with and learn the different sounds of There will be a television provided with musical learning DVDs to teach the children If they learn early they may follow through with it to adulthood The second area of the classroom will be a puppet area There will be a little stage and lots of different puppets to encourage story telling This will encourage the children to work together on a story together and act it out NEW RECREATION amp FAMILY CENTER 5 Scrabble board games are my toy of choice for this room Scrabble by Hasbro is the classic board game played by millions around the world This crossword game challenges players to form interlocking words using 7 randomly drawn letters Players compete to see who can earn the most points using those letters Winner of the CLASSIC Award from Parent39s Choice This toy can be purchased at wwwkmartcom Room 5 is our children from 13 to 18 years old In one area I would have a small kitchen set up to help the children learn cooking and baking These will be essential as the children become adults This is for both genders This will also teach the children healthy eating habits The second area would be a television with a WII system hooked up but with only games that promote exercise This will keep the children active even in bad weather It will also teach them to take turns The specific toy for this room would be a Chess Board and Checkers These two would teach children strategy and patience This are both games that make you think of a move and the consequence that goes with that move Thank you for your time I hope that we all see this is a great idea for our city and even a better opportunity for our own children NEW RECREATION amp FAMILY CENTER I6 REFERENCES Mossler R 2011 Child and Adolescent Development San Diego CA Bridgepoint Education Inc WWWtoysruscom WWWWalmartcom WWWkmartcom NEW RECREATION amp FAMILY CENTER I7 NEW RECREATION amp FAMILY CENTER I8 In the back outside area of our center would be a playground basketball net and a place to just relax and read books This is the end of my presentation I hope you found it informative and educational I thank you for your time
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