WHO & WHAT?
Experienced Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapists, will use creative activities such as pottery, music, and games in a small group setting to help children ages 4-6 develop their sensory, fine motor, and life skills.
KIDS WITH & WITHOUT DISABILITIES WELCOME!
3425 Balboa St, San Francisco 94121
Week 1 July 22-26, 2019
Week 2 July 29 - August 2, 2019
9:00 Greetings and Free Play
Sign in for attendance (children match the letters of their name to a name strip). Works on letter and name recognition.
Social communication development by allowing children to practice initiating communication and play with other children, taking turns with toys, sharing, and giving students opportunities for conflict resolution.
Practice self-care skills, such as doffing jacket and managing materials to put items away.
9:30 Circle Time
Practice school readiness skills such as checking in, the ability to sit still, instruction related to feelings, memory recall for remembering peer names.
Self-regulation using the Alert Program’s “How Does Your Engine Run?”
9:50 Sensory Motor Group Development
Examples: obstacle courses, yoga, movement games
Sensory motor skills provide a child’s foundation for learning, since all forms of learning are a result of the analysis of sensory information.
Movement activities are designed to promote the integration of the brain’s hemispheres, which helps with learning. Sensory skills that are emphasized include vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste, vestibular (for balance and head position in space), and proprioception (information from the muscles and joints).
Motor skill development helps children to better receive and process information from their senses in order to produce a motor output.
10:30 Snack (provided)
Helps promote a child’s self care skills, including the ability to feed him/herself. Throughout, children will also be offered bathroom breaks - potty training assistance will be given where needed.
11:00 Table centers
Including Arts & Crafts for developing visual motor, sensory exploration, and fine motor skills.
Students participate in activities such as pre-writing, pre-cutting/cutting, building with manipulatives/puzzles, which help develop visual perceptual skills, and sensory play, then move on to another table.
Guided transitions are provided between tables give opportunity for transition instruction.
Quick movement breaks are given between transition of activities to promote focus and attentiveness.
School readiness: students are assisted to increase their ability to sit for a period of time to complete adult directed activities.
Development of fine motor and motor planning skills, especially as related to initiating, sequencing, and completing tasks.
Social communication development focused on cooperating to work with other peers.
11:50 Wrap Up/Goodbye Song
This will provide students with a cue that camp is closing for the day and allow a smooth transition for parent pick-up.
12:00 Pick up
At the end of each week, the Build Learn Thrive staff will provide input/feedback tailored to each student that will allow students to continue to build on what they have learned in camp.
Speech Skill Building will be integrated throughout and will promote peer to peer interactions and school communication readiness. Children will work on communication needed to participate in activities and work in a group. For instance, children will be encouraged to request materials and assistance, follow directions, and articulate properly. Peer modeling increases communication skills while developing a child’s fine motor skills. The camp offers many opportunities to incorporate language skills focused on requesting, labeling of vocabulary, identifying and labeling prepositional locations, and answering questions.