|Wee Play is honored to be named "Best of Reston"
|in the "Small Business" category for outstanding community service!
Click here to view a short video of Wee Play's Best of Reston award for community service.
Wee Play is located in a 3,000 square foot, bright, colorful
studio in the beautiful Sugar Oak Office Park near Reston Town Center and Fairfax County Parkway and offers
innovative parent/child enrichment classes,
drop-in open play, special events,
memorable birthday parties, and
"mommy and me" summer camps.
The Wee Play studio is now closed.
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Kathy Brennan consults on setting up play-based learning environments to preschools, child-care providers,
and parent groups. A recipient of the "Best of Reston" award for community service, Kathy continues to provide services to
the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, Reston Interfaith and is a facilitator of the Nurturing Parenting Program.
*Note from Ms. Kathy*
You're Invited to our Closing Activity
Join me on Saturday, August 18, 2012
for the last drop-in Open Play
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Please bring in a large backpack for children
served by Reston Interfaith. In lieu of a back pack I will be collecting monetary donations to go toward the purchase of backpacks.
Wee Play's lease is expiring August 31, 2012.
All equipment and materials will be put into storage for now. I will be consulting with preschools, moms' groups, non-profits,
and day-care providers; taking grad classes; offering special events; and continuing my work with families facing adversity
in our area.
I am honored to have spent the last 11 years working
and playing with so many wonderful families.
I have learned so much from the children, parents,
and caregivers I have been so fortunate to meet,
and I look forward to a future of helping our
area's at-risk families.
Change is sometimes difficult , but please remember
all of the wonderful experiences that lie ahead of you as you continue to nurture your child's growth and development. Hopefully,
Wee Play has helped contribute in a small way to your parenting and caregiving skills. I know that I will forever cherish
my memories with Wee Play families, and I have been deeply touched by your warm expressions of support and appreciation over
the past 11 years.
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The 5 components of a Pee Wee or Wee Play class:
At table or arrival time, children are enhancing their
fine motor development through the use of manipulative toys and small tools. They are measuring, experimenting,
discovering, creating, classifying, sorting, and imagining.
Circle time facilitates cognitive or intellectual development as children
participate through stories, puppetry, songs, and fingerplays. Children are practicing their listening skills, developing
language skills, learning pre-reading skills, sequencing events, gathering information, using imagination, recognizing letters,
numbers, and shapes.
During the Art segment of the class, creativity is expanded
as children explore many types of age-appropriate, safe art materials. They are developing fine motor skills, increasing
language development, and developing self-esteem as they bring their ideas to life.
During active play time, children are developing
their large motor skills. They are working on balance and stability and basic movement skills such as running,
jumping, galloping, hopping and skipping, and fundamental motor skills such as throwing, catching, striking, and kicking.
Wee Play uses safe, quality materials and props- balls of many sizes, bean bags, ribbon streamers, ride-ons, hoops, mini-tramp,
scooters, hoppers, balance beams, see-saws, balloons, paddles, hockey sticks and the much- loved parachute.
We join together at the end of class for snack. We are learning to follow instructions, developing self-help skills, developing self-control,
learning to share,and practicing our friendly table manners.
Throughout each Wee Play class, children are developing their social skills; how to be a good friend - learning
to share, cooperate, and take turns.
Wee Play is committed to providing innovative age-appropriate play
classes for parents or caregivers and their young children in a fun, caring, and positive environment.