. 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.
Bellway Homes have given us more loose parts for our outdoor learning space. The children have been linking the pipes and using the pipes in their play. The water bottles have been used to fill water from the muddy puddles … 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 →
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 →
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.
We are all feeling emotional as it’s our last day for Let’s Play. A good week was had by all according to the positive feedback from parents, children and staff. Today was Let’s go Playdough. Parents were shown the various … Continue reading →
Thank you for attending the first day of Let’s Play. Let’s Get Physical was a great success with many families taking part and being involved in valuable experiences with their children. Children were developing their fine and gross motor movements … Continue reading →
The children had a fun day with family and friends who cheered for one another during Sports Play Day. The children enjoyed an obstacle buggy race, a buggy flat race and a hang the washing up game where everyone … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
“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 →
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 →
“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 are learning to identify and name their emotions. Throughout each day, children experience a wide range of feelings. Using art to express some of the inner most feelings that they have trouble expressing to the world can be a … Continue reading →
The children and parents/carers were learning yoga today. Families from Carlibar Family Centre joined in with us today with our learning, which was great for them to be involved. Thank you to all of those who managed to … Continue reading →