Arthurlie Family Centre

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

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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Arthurlie Family Centre’s Dentist in Zickety Dickety Room.

Information Role play is a fantastic way for dental practices and oral health educators to demonstrate what happens during a routine dental check-up. It’s important that children learn to get used to the environment of a dental practice from an … Continue reading

March 9, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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A great big thank you to Tesco’s Branch in Barrhead who donated food through Tesco’s Community Food Connections Programme.

Arthurlie Family Centre has received donations of food through Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme where surplus food is supplied to charities and community groups across the UK. The food is a mixture of bakery products, fruit and vegetables, cheese and … Continue reading

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