. Playing musical instruments with children can benefit children by increasing the children’s motors skills and coordination. Listening to music helps children remember and learn it is also good for their social development.
PLEASE HELP US TO CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY ON THURSDAY, 7TH MARCH 2019. WE WILL BE TELLING STORIES, SINGING STORIES, AND ACTING STORIES. COME ALONG WITH YOUR CHILD AND SHARE STORIES TOGETHER. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW, SO PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR … Continue reading →
Using props with songs and rhymes is a great way for children to interact further with the rhymes which are one of the best ways to help with language development. Using rhymes that also involve counting and numbers to help to … Continue reading →
SOME OF THE CHILDREN IN THE ALLY BALLY BEE ROOM, ZICKETY DICKETY DOCK AND AIKEN DRUM ROOM JOINED UP TOGETHER TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE BREAD. THE CHILDREN WERE ABLE TO SEE THE PROCESS OF MAKING BREAD AND LEARN ABOUT … Continue reading →
Thank you to the Young people on the Creative Pathways employability programme in Barrhead who worked with our children on Wednesday afternoon to make artwork and plant greenery for their garden. This marked the end of a 12-week block … Continue reading →
At Woodland Wonders the children have been learning about the Danger of fire, and the positive use of fire in the woodlands. they have been learning who to ask for help in the event of a fire and shared photos … Continue reading →
BREAKING NEWS IN ARTHURLIE FAMILY CENTRE! BROKEN CHAIR MYSTERY This week we discovered a broken chair outside the Ally Bally Bee Room. The children investigated the crime scene to find out who might have broken the chair. The children … Continue reading →
Setting the scene and acting out Goldilocks and the Three Bears with props is one of our all time favorite story telling activities in Arthurlie Family Centre. Have you ever tried storytelling with props? We loved turning a book into a play. The … Continue reading →
The children used potatoes peelers and sticks today in the woods. Using potato peelers for carving is a safer, and more reliable way for children to first try their hand at carving very basic items from wood.
Children have taken part in collecting resources for our jungle area collecting mint leaves, anise seeds and branches from the woods, going on jungle animal hunts around the playrooms to find other animals and books. There are lots of different … Continue reading →
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 →
When playing with water children learn: to improve their skill at pouring by developing their arm and hand muscles how water behaves when you pour it from one container to another how water feels and that it can be … Continue reading →
Thanks to everyone who came along to our parent and child maths session. We had fun sorting leaves, sticks and acorns and making patterns together. If you collect leaves this weekend, you could try sorting by shape or colour or … Continue reading →
The children have demonstrated their knowledge of matching and number order using the number line on a piece of wood and number stones. Games don’t have to come in a box and they definitely don’t need to be battery operated … Continue reading →