A very creative week for the toddlers! They loved foam play and then enjoyed free painting on large card to make a rocket. While doing this, the children had fun singing the song, 'Three little men in a flying saucer'
Some of the children also liked using a rolling technique to mark make. They did this by dipping balls in paint and then rolling it around the paper, observing the interesting marks that were created! ... See MoreSee Less
This week the children have showed an interest in why we wash our hands. After a conversation over dinner about why we were washing our hands and one of the children commenting that he couldn’t see his germs we decided to plan an activity which helped our Pre-school to learn about the importance of self care and good hygiene.
Together we made a pot of sticky, slimy germs for the children to put all over their hands. We then washed them off using wipes to begin with and then soap and water. This gave the children lots of opportunity to learn good hand washing skills and let them see “the germs” getting washed away. We also talked about where germs come from and how they can be independent in regards to their own hand washing and hygiene. ... See MoreSee Less
The toddlers have enjoyed painting our new board this week. We added various materials as well as real objects to stick on it such as sponges, boxes, bowls, plant pots and lollipop sticks.
This added a new approach to painting as it encouraged the children to paint on top, around and inside the objects. The children used many mark making tools to paint which supported their fine motor skills.
They were able to identify colours they used as well as making new ones by mixing individual colours together. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to our allotment! All of the toddlers have loved playing in our new allotment role play area! They enjoyed watering the flowers, digging with the various tools and having the opportunity to explore real root vegetables. This supported the children's understanding of growth and showing care for the environment 🌼🌿🌽🍄 ... See MoreSee Less
The Pre-school children had lots of fun yesterday working together creating different physical challenges in the garden. We talked about what we could use and the children were encouraged to think about how to incorporate the different items. The children decided to use lots of different resources such as tyres, logs and large blocks to create an obstacle course.
Although challenging to complete the children were observed supporting each other, holding each others hands and sharing words of encouragement. The children also showed belief in their own abilities, keeping going even when they fell off. We explored lots of different ways to move around the course and the children worked together to complete the challenge! ... See MoreSee Less
What a great fun learning experience the Pre-school children enjoyed today. Our brave children were so excited and curious to hold all the different animals. Most of the adults were not so brave! 🕷🐍 ... See MoreSee Less
The toddlers enjoyed playing outside in the sunshine with the parachute! We incorporated balls on top which the children had to prevent falling off and onto the ground. They did this by waving the parachute and shaking it up and down. It developed their coordination skills as well as promoted working as a team. ... See MoreSee Less
We recently extended our natural area into the messy room. We added a variety of new objects for the babies to explore, including a picnic basket full of pieces of wood, new metal jugs and bowls and a mug tree with lots of hoops to explore during open ended play. ... See MoreSee Less