Arthurlie Family Centre

September 18, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Did you know that blowing bubbles can have a calming effect on children?

The exercise of blowing the bubble encourages children to practice deep breathing which has calming effects on the body. The activity of blowing bubbles is also good for strengthening muscles in the mouth. How to make bubble paint Put a … Continue reading

July 31, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Glasgow is set to be transformed into a giant sporting arena and cultural festival site for 11 days of jam-packed action from 2 August.

  At nursery the children have been researching the Glasgow European Championships 2018. The children enjoyed listening to the story of Bonnie the Seal, on the smartboard, who is learning about different sports.  The Bonnie the Seal story inspired the children to then made their … Continue reading

April 23, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Funnels, tubes, sifts, bottles, scoopers, spoons, bottle tops and sand is perfect sensory play with endless fun and exploration. But what happens when there are not enough resources?

There are exciting ways to encourage children’s investigation and exploration. Children learn best when they’re given lots of opportunities to solve problems that are meaningful to them those that arise in their day-to-day life. One child said, “I’ve not got … Continue reading

March 21, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Thank you Tesco in Barrhead for donating fruit for our Sponsor Bunny Hop Obstacle Course which is on Thursday 22 March 2018 during the children’s session at nursery.

Designing their own obstacle course The children can select a range of materials to design and build their own obstacle course. I wonder what they will select from these loose parts and how will they use it! In conjunction with … Continue reading

March 9, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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A great big thank you to Tesco’s Branch in Barrhead who donated food through Tesco’s Community Food Connections Programme.

Arthurlie Family Centre has received donations of food through Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme where surplus food is supplied to charities and community groups across the UK. The food is a mixture of bakery products, fruit and vegetables, cheese and … Continue reading

March 9, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Some photos of today’s Book Bug session with some of our new families.

What is a Bookbug Session? Bookbug Sessions combine stories, songs and rhymes in a fun and interactive way for children and families. A Bookbug Session is typically about 30 minutes long. It will always start with a hello song and … Continue reading

October 10, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Number Car Tracks

To give children opportunities to explore numbers through their interest in cars staff planned and develop “Number Car Land” with the children.  First the children painted some old boxes and pieces of wood with black paint and chalked road markings to make a garage. Staff … Continue reading

September 20, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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The children have continued to design their pirate ships both inside and out.

The sandpit inside and the decked area in the  upstairs garden have both been developed into pirate ships. The children made a jolly roger flags and painted a wooden plank for the pirates to walk along. The children then followed their treasure maps which led … Continue reading

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