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 →
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 →
The children from the Aiken Drum room were exploring the snow. They were able to build a snowmam and measure how tall he was. Measuring was generated from another child who was interested in long and short legs. … Continue reading →
“Look Stephanie I can lie in here”. “So you can. I can lie in there too.” “Oh your legs go right up, I want my legs to go up there.” “My legs are longer though that’s why they go further … 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 produced art using corkboards, metal tacks and hammers. The wooden shapes can be positioned to create patterns and pictures. This activity develops hand eye coordination and encourages children to use their imagination to express their creativity.
“I’m chopping the carrots for snack.” “I like carrots the rabbits eat them.” “It is hard to cut.” “Can I have a cloth? I need to get the dirt off.” Involving the Children Involving children in meal routines, food choice … 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 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 →
The children have been enjoying the good weather over the past few days. they have been planting sunflower seeds, Bringing Science to the woods by creating a vortex inside a water bottle, And their very favourite Easter Egg hunt. … Continue reading →
The children had a problem. There was a child stuck at the top of the hill and he needed rescued. The children had to problem-solve and try to find ways to cross the river to get to the child. The … Continue reading →
We took more parents to Xscape at the Snowzone to challenge them to climb the ice wall. The parents and staff were very supportive of each other and helped each other to achieve the climb. After the climb, the parents … 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.