Arthurlie Family Centre

January 22, 2019
by Mrs Silvester
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The children have had fun designing and making costumes for the rhyme “5 little monkeys jumping on the bed”.

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

November 15, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Thank You Impact Arts who worked with our children to make a Fairytale Garden in our Centre.

   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

October 5, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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WHO BROKE BABY BEAR’S CHAIR?

  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

October 4, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Storytelling with Props: Bring Favorite Stories to Life

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

September 6, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Where does this go?

The children have been sorting and labelling the resources. The children have been exploring their new nursery environments after their summer break. To support the children’s learning the children and staff have been taking photographs of the resources to label the storage drawers. … 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 20, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Children found plastic bottles in the recyling and used a saw to cut them on the workbench.

What are the benefits of using real tools? ·         Allows children to actively learn .      Encourages children to play ·         Gives the opportunity to think and create ·         Children can begin risk assessing themselves ·         Gives children responsibility and independence ·         Shows children you trust them ·         Great … 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

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