We are keeping ourselves busy, healthy and fit both indoors and outdoors.
In the morning we are working out with Joe Wicks PE sessions (really a chance for my 3 children to laugh at me trying to get fit)
Getting out daily for a walk or bike ride, using the trampoline or shooting some Hoops with the basketball.
Jamie and I cut the grass yesterday another little work out!
In the nursery the children enjoy ‘Jump Start Johnny’, it’s available on you tube and are doing a work out for children and parents everyday.
We have birthday celebrations in our house today .
We decided to make Marc some very special birthday cards.
Looking forward to some cake later 🍰
Please stay at home and stay safe!
I hope you are all well. I’m missing your wee faces and funny stories ❤️
Today I’ve been trying out some rainbow science with my kids, Seren and Keir. I know how much the children at Cart Mill love our science investigations so, here are 2 easy ones to try at home with everyday items.
Seren got a sheet of kitchen roll and drew on it with different coloured pens – she did shapes to add a bit of numeracy into this activity – then she drew over them with black ink.
Keir used a spray bottle to squirt water on the shapes (good for fine motor skill development) however you can use anything so long as your wee one can drip water onto each shape.
Just like magic, every spray revealed a colour. The paper absorbed the water, moving the colour with it. Keir enjoyed it so much we did it again with faces.
Next we tried to grow our own rainbow. Seren got another bit of kitchen roll and drew rainbow colours on each end.
She placed it into an arch shape using two cups and tried to guess what would happen. Keir poured water into each cup.
We watched as our rainbow grew 🌈
Keir was able to relate what happened back to our previous activity and he understood the “water maked it move”.
Why don’t you guys give this a go at home and tweet us a picture of your rainbow science 🌈
It has never been more important to be aware and do things to help our mental health and the mental health of our families. These posters are from @BELIEVEPHQ and have tips on how to nourish our children’s mental health and how to stay mentally fit.
I hope you are all well and coping with being indoors. I know it can be tough but I am very much looking at the positives of getting to spend more time with my son. My little boy, Arlo, is deaf and has developmental delays, so we are using this time to brush up on our BSL skills. We are only beginners ourselves but I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some basic signs with you.
Sign language is vitally important and it makes such a huge difference to the deaf community when people know just a couple of basic signs to help deaf children and adults feel included.
I would be happy to make more videos if people are interested.
Anyway, to keep things simple, I thought we would start with “good morning”, “good night”, “please”, “thank you” and for a bit of fun, I have signed “Sing a Rainbow” as well.
Please / Thank you – It is the same sign for both please and thank you but the lip pattern (simply saying the words) is different
♬ Sing a Rainbow ♬
I hope you enjoy, please stay safe and I am looking forward to seeing you all soon
We know how important it is to look after our physical and mental health. When we are stuck indoors, it is even more important! There are many ways we can make the best of it, and some involve having fun! Here are a few ideas to get started.
We are offering a service to frontline parents for their children this week from Netherlee Nursery. It is important to think before you bring your child/children to us – can you or a partner stay at home to look after the children?
We are classed as an emergency service during these unprecedented times so we are prioritising NHS staff , Emergency Services and Education Staff. Please only use us if you have no other option and need to go to work in the above mentioned services.
The clear message from the government is “stay at home”. Please take at this helpful flowchart chart.