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Guess who came to visit us in the toddler room today?

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 😁

Some things roll and some things don’t!!!

Today in the toddlers we were exploring the garden investigating items that rolled down the plank.

Some items rolled a little

Some items rolled a lot

It’s good to take turns and work together and work together to problem solve. The children in the toddler room love to explore their curiosity and explore new experiences.
It takes a lot of practice but the toddlers were engaged in their experience 😁

 

Springtime planting in the toddlers 🌼

We have been very busy planting ……daffodils, carrots, potatoes, spring onions, herbs and lavender.

Our daffodils are starting to sprout 😁

To plant the sunflowers 🌻 we need a pot, a seed,  soil,  some water and fingers crossed for lots of sunshine 🌞 to make them grow

We check our plants everyday to see if they have grown

Or if they need a little drink.

We are patiently waiting for our vegetables to grow so we can take them into the 3-5rm and make some delicious soup….yum

Making bird feeders


In the garden admiring the rainbow the toddlers were looking to see if we could see any birds……?  We wondered what could we do to encourage the birds to visit our garden???


we decided to make some delicious food that birds would enjoy, we mixed some lard and bird seeds together……lovely!!!


The children agreed the feeders looked good for the birds but they would prefer their own lunch.


The blackbirds got together and spread the word around Clarkston that the toddlers at Cart Mill Family Centre had made some fabulous feeders for them.

They were joined by some magpies and a robin (please excuse the photography 🤪)

We will be planting some bulbs soon to hopefully encourage more wildlife to visit our garden.

Autumn Walk

As it was such a lovely Autumn day the toddler room decided to go a little walk around the nursery and explore the natural environment.

I wonder what different colours you can see?

The toddlers are off on a leaf hunt


We were collecting lots of different colours of leaves in our buckets


Throwing leaves is great fun too!

Using the leaves to design wonderful autumn creations

Toddlers practising their gross motor skills and having fun 😁


Today in the toddler room we have been practising using our gross motor skills by balancing, jumping, kicking,throwing and catching a ball. By developing these skills we are encouraging confidence, hand to eye co ordination, taking turns and celebrating the achievements of others whilst enjoying the fresh air and having fun 😁

Welcome to my crib🤣

Hi everyone

I hope your all keeping safe and well, we are all really missing you!


Welcome to Gail’s house I’m doing a little arts and craft come and see……


My canvas is a little bigger as i’m currently painting our hall


Everyday is a learning day even if you are as old as me!!!!!


I am enjoying getting out into the fresh air everyday, I haven’t been on a bike for 30years but managed to cycle to Lochwinnoch – my bottom was a little tender!😭


This is what I wear going shopping, I shop for my mum and dad as my dad has chronic heart failure. I also wish my big boy Kyle would stop eating as I cannot fill him at the moment!!!


Washing, washing, washing I cannot keep up with it all! My big girl Abby likes to change so often ….. we now have exercise gear, tanning towels, tanning bedding she’s not even going out!!!


Our wee dog Pip who couldn’t care less what’s happening she just likes to courie up and sleep – lazybones!!!

No matter how great your husband is cutting the grass DON’T let him cut your hair!!!This is something I will NEVER ask him to do again 😂😂😂


Colin’s at work just now but I hope your enjoying Kyle and Colin playing on a Thursday night to say a huge thank you to all our wonderful careers for the fantastic work they are all doing 👏👏👏

I hope your all keeping busy and safe, lots of love to you and your family and hopefully not long till we see each other again 🥰🥰🥰