In the toddler room we have been making lots of new friends and building new relationships. It has been great fun getting to know each other, we have been helping to take care of our friends too! We have been helping our friends if they are stuck by lending a helping hand as well as tucking in our little baby dolls too, getting them nice and comfy cosy. We have also been taking care of the plants in the garden and watering them every day. Well done toddlers for being such helpful little superstars!
Enjoying outdoors in the sunshine this morning, the children wanted to bring out the parachute.
This helps to promote communication and language skills and helps to develop a sense of rhythm.
We lift the parachute following the directions in the song, up and down , side to side, round and round, fast and slow, working the upper body, arms and shoulders.
The parachute encourages cooperation, turn taking and sharing as we continue to use the parachute to play games.
The children had so much fun playing with the parachute in the garden.
The children showed in interest in rolling the blocks this morning.
We decided to set up some pins to see if we could knock them down.
“it quite tricky” “it’s rolling the wrong way”
We continued our game outside and use the balls this time.
We each counted out how many pins we knocked down and created a chart to record our score using tally marks.
Some of the children in the home room enjoyed taking turns caring the baby dolls. They each had a turn of putting a doll into the bath, washing them and dressing them and recreating real life situations.
The children discussed how to properly care for a baby and following important rules for when a baby is in a bath and when we are dressing them
The toddlers have been exploring their mark making skills on canvas and paper. They independently selected their own paint colours and brushes. They were then able to express their feelings on the canvas and paper. H decided to paint some lovely flowers on hers,Poppy’s and Roses. The children were deeply engaged during their mark making activity. When finished two of the girls asked if we could display their creative works of art, You can see the sense of pride on their faces on the last picture.
Look at our gorgeous paintings!
Our boys and girls had lots of fun in our garden today further developing their gross motor skills. They collected lots of different materials and chose their favourite colour of paints to create their artwork.
The children chose lots of different sized brushes so that we could see the different marks they would make on our screen. We made lots of big sweeping movements with our large brushes and tiny little movements with our small brushes.
The children chose to paint some shells and pine cones which they then pressed and rolled onto the screen to see the beautiful patterns they made.
We mixed lots of our colours together and made “rainbow patterns”. The children discovered that when they mixed the blue, orange and green paint together it turned brown!
“It looks like waves on the sea”
”It’s a rainbow snake”
Of course the best fun of all was painting our hands and making lots of handprint patterns. We made lots of squiggles, lines and wrote our names with our fingers.
Brilliant work boys and girls!
Inside the sac magique was our very own Camembear. He popped by to teach us some french words.
First of all we all sang our french song, to welcome Camembear. Some of our boys and girls could remember to say “Bonjour” to welcome him.
Camembear asked us how we were feeling were we “ca va bien” ou “ca va mal” we all took turns of repeating our French words and telling Camembear how we were. It was lots of fun seeing Camembear
But it was time to say “Au revoir” until next time he pops by.
I wonder what French words we will learn next.
Today we were introduced to musicality.
Musicality helps us to follow instructions, directions and our left and right!
In this game the children followed the onscreen directions. We learned our left and right!
We learned patterns of sound, pitch and rhythm.
We listened to the music and responded, by moving our bodies to the tempo of the music. Was it fast movements or slow?
we moved like fast fluttering butterfly’s and slow grumpy monsters.
We had a great time doing musicality for the first time and look forward to doing it again. I wonder what we will learn next time?
The boys and girls were deeply engaged in some water play today. We explored the different ways we could use the water. We had cold water then some warm water. We added bubbles and colour to the water and watched the changes it made.The toddlers experimented using funnels, pots, sieves and syringes to watch how the water ran through them . They were developing great pouring and emptying skills. We then added some sea creatures the children communicated with each other discussing the size and colours of sharks and whales. “I found baby shark “
Bookbug came to see us today, we sang The Hallo song to him.
We read a story ‘That’s not my bunny’
We bounced some toys on the Lycra whilst singing our favourite nursery rhymes, Humpty Dumpty and Baa baa black sheep.
Bookbug had a sneaky turn on our slide
He played hide and seek with his friends
He even joined us for a healthy snack
It was lovely having Bookbug in toddlers today, we all enjoyed seeing him and hope he comes back soon 😁