Arthurlie Family Centre

October 5, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Odd Socks

We need your help!

If you have any odd socks in the house that you no longer have use for we would love if you could bring them into us! These would help us continue retelling stories using sock puppets.

Thank You

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 we excited and discussed the crime scene. “Look there’s the three bears”. “Why is that chair there?” What is that ribbon for?” Staff supported then children’s curiosity. They searched for clues and noted down what they could see. The found a large footprint in the pile of flour beside the broken chair. The three bears were there too. The children compared the size of their shoe to the footprint and noticed the patterns on their own shoes. One child pointed to the pattern on their sole and said, “I’ve got circles on my foot.”

The children thought it was Goldilocks who broke the chair! But through detective work they discovered that Goldilocks foot was smaller than the print found at the scene. The children made a copy of the print and interviewed various suspects.

The mystery continues ……….

October 4, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Storytelling with Props: Bring Favorite Stories to Life

Setting the scene and acting out Goldilocks and the Three Bears with props is one of our all time favorite story telling activities in Arthurlie Family Centre. Have you ever tried storytelling with props? We loved turning a book into a play.

The children in the Alley Bally Bee Room have been making resources for the traditional tale Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. They made a bed with a slide and ball pit for Baby Bear, a soft bed for Mummy Bear and a lumpy bed for Daddy Bear. Then the beds made from recyclable materials were used to retell the story.

October 4, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Our new sensory room

 

Our new sensory room combines a range of stimuli to help develop and engage children  senses. The room has lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play objects within the environment that allows our children to explore and interact.

September 19, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Welcome to our Jungle in Ally Bally Bee Room

Children have taken part in collecting resources for our jungle area collecting mint leaves, anise seeds and branches from the woods, going on jungle animal hunts around the playrooms to find other animals and books. There are lots of different textures and loose parts in our jungle to create imaginative ideas. Children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring a variety of animals and taking part in role pay with peers. We have also added some African drums! Come and join in the fun!

 

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 squirt of paint and a squirt of washing-up liquid into a container. Add a little water and mix well until the mixture is runny enough to blow bubbles with. Using the straw, blow into the mixture until the container is so full of bubbles that they rise above the top rim.

 

 

       

September 17, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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The children have been exploring the new water resources in the Zickety Dickety Room.

When playing with water children learn:

 

  • to improve their skill at pouring by developing their arm and hand muscles
  • how water behaves when you pour it from one container to another
  • how water feels and that it can be squirted
  • objects either float or sink
  • that containers hold the most or least
  • that water leaks from containers with holes
  • hand eye co-ordination

 

“This is so cool!”

“Look its coming out the pipe”

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