Up Dog Playgroup (Midtown East)

Up Dog Playgroup (Midtown East)

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Up Dog Playgroup specializes in the whole-child approach to learning, by exercising our children's hearts, bodies, and minds.
Taking enrollments on a rolling basis for 2017-2018
Limited spots also available for immediate start.

Ages: 18 months to 4 years
Times: 9-12pm
Days: Monday-Friday
Dates: September 2017-June 2018
No school on public school holidays

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Up Dog Playgroup specializes in the whole-child approach to learning, by exercising our children's hearts, bodies, and minds. Our mornings have three parts that reflect this, and draw from Waldorf, Montessori, and Shichida methods to encourage well-roundedness. .

Schedule:

Mindfulness (Hour 1)
Our days begin with calming music and baby yoga to center our hearts and tune in to each other. Toddlers can listen to classical music and harmonic frequencies while we practice different simplified movements and guided breathing. Our morning circle-time allows us a moment to discuss our coming day, awaken the senses, demonstrate activities, and enjoy some food tasting! We finish up with a story read in different languages to encourage communication.

Outdoor Adventures (Hour 2)
As often as possible, our group ventures outside into the cacophony of sights, sounds, and smells that is New York City! While walking to the park or river, we encourage children to use their five senses, letting their observations be our guide. Our class may follow a hawk or airplane across the sky, count boats on the river, or create earth art with fallen leaves and pebbles. Our pace is set by the children and their current interests, so every day is unique, and filled with a mix of art, inquisition, and physical exercise. 

Self-Expression (Hour 3)
Returning from outside, the children have the opportunity to practice practical life skills, such as dressing, feeding themselves, and washing up. Each week we focus on a new aspect of self care, encouraging independence and improving motor skill development. As our time together comes to a close, our group engages in some free-form building and creation, using blocks, percussion instruments, or found items to collaborate together with our friends. We finish by listening to tone bells and dancing outlandishly to music from around the globe.

We are committed to making this group accessible.
Scholarships and payment plays available. Please inquire.

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