Arthurlie Family Centre’s community garden project “The Bothy” has been selected for showcasing at the Easter Community Voting Event at 10-12.30am on Saturday 3rd March 2018at the Barrhead Foundry. Where our community will be voting on which projects are awarded … Continue reading →
Chinese New Year This week in the garden the children have celebrating Chinese New Year through story, song and dance. The children listened to the story of the Chinese New Year then used an emperor and animal costumes to retell … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Outside when the children were harvesting the apples and pears form the fruit trees in the nursery garden they noticed a butterfly on a leaf of a tree. “One boy said to the children,” Look it’s a butterfly, come and … Continue reading →
The children have been designing their wheelbarrow and the resources to go inside it. The wheelbarrow is now green. I wonder what they are painting. What could this pink ball be? This looks interesting! I wonder what the finished wheelbarrow will … Continue reading →
The children have been looking after chicks and learning about the living eggs. They experienced what a chick felt like to touch and filled up the food and water containers. Fun Facts about Chickens for Children A healthy chicken lays about … Continue reading →
“What did you think of the new nursery? “I thought it was awesome and cool, I like the big new nursery and I liked the big crane, the steamroller and the lift. “What was the machinery used for? “It was … Continue reading →
The children have been talking about money and what we use it for, they decided to hide it in the sand and then take turns to search for it. They then counted how much they had found and looked … Continue reading →
Today the children had the opportunity to visit the residents in Millview Care Home with their parents. We made Easter cards for our friends and the people who work there.” The children are like a little ray of sunshine” … Continue reading →
The children have been creating new sand areas in our playrooms. We asked some of the local businesses in our community for there help. The Casey Tree Company donated logs for our space and another local business transported them to our … Continue reading →
“I was following the bear’s and the numbers up to ten. “I liked number one we made a big noise. “I liked when I saw pictures and I had to do something, then we went back to nursery. “Paddington … Continue reading →
We are are having fun exploring some of our senses touch, smell and sight this week we have investigated shredded paper, angel delight, cooked pasta, shaving foam and glupe. It tasted like yogurt. I played here its … Continue reading →
St Patricks day the children wanted to cook but we had to look through our recipe book to find one with no eggs. We found one for scones and made the mixture but one of the girls wanted pink scones … Continue reading →
The children were having lots of fun in our mud kitchen café they were painting the kitchen, making soup and magic potions adding herbs leaves and various other items to their large bowl. Our outdoor café is very popular with … Continue reading →
“look, look, look”. “The princess had a frog and it ate a spider”. Why are stories so important for young children? Apart from the pleasure that telling a story can give to both teller and listener, they’re a marvellous … Continue reading →
We all know that playing with building toys is beneficial for children but did anyone ever tell you why?
Improves fine motor manipulation and strength: Children have to learn how to move and manipulate various shaped objects, big and small, as well as have the fine motor control to “click” them into place.
Enhances spatial awareness: Building toys helps children enhance the understanding of their body and of the relationships between objects which is crucial for reading readiness.
Encourages thinking and reasoning: These skills are what make children become well-rounded, independent and successful adults!
Involves focus and patience: Children need to work slowly and carefully to be successful at creating their designs.