Being able to control their bodies is an important part of readying the brain for learning in children. In addition, it’s important to be physically active – and it’s extremely important with young children to allow them lots of time to play. StepUp NurseryTM offers age-appropriate equipment and activities for all children to help them safely increase their agility and hand-eye coordination.
Our Tiny Turtles (4 months-15 months) start developing their hand and grasping skills so they have access to soft toys, toys that make sounds, musical instruments, toys with various textures – all that are safe for them at this tender age. Our Nurses also engage the children with hand-play songs such as London Bridges, Miss Mary Mack, Ring Around the Rosie, etc. As they are learning to crawl, they are given the opportunity to play in our Indoor Soft Play Gym where they can explore safely on padded mats. As they learn to walk they are provided push toys and can be outside in the Bike and Trike Lane as well as the covered outdoor play space. Water Play each week is also a fun activity.
Our Little Lions (15 months-2 years), Playful Pandas (2-3 years) and Dazzling Dolphins (3-4 years) are also engaged daily through songs and hand-play activities as well as utilizing our in-door play area which includes a kitchen and imaginative play/dress up center, Legos, participating weekly in Dance & Movement class, weekly water play outdoors, use of the outdoor play areas and Bike and Trike Lane, and our Indoor Soft Play Gym.