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

September 18, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Did you know that blowing bubbles can have a calming effect on children?

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

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

July 31, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Glasgow is set to be transformed into a giant sporting arena and cultural festival site for 11 days of jam-packed action from 2 August.

  At nursery the children have been researching the Glasgow European Championships 2018. The children enjoyed listening to the story of Bonnie the Seal, on the smartboard, who is learning about different sports.  The Bonnie the Seal story inspired the children to then made their … Continue reading

April 23, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Funnels, tubes, sifts, bottles, scoopers, spoons, bottle tops and sand is perfect sensory play with endless fun and exploration. But what happens when there are not enough resources?

There are exciting ways to encourage children’s investigation and exploration. Children learn best when they’re given lots of opportunities to solve problems that are meaningful to them those that arise in their day-to-day life. One child said, “I’ve not got … Continue reading

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