Arthurlie Family Centre

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

October 10, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Number Car Tracks

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

June 13, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Preparing vegetables and washing dishes

“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

April 22, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Experimenting with Playdough

The children have been using different ingredients in the playroom to see what happens. They started off making a big bowl of play-dough together remembering the ingredients of ‘flour’, ‘oil’ and ‘water’. The children loved measuring out the ingredients and mixing it all together. Once … Continue reading

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