All posts by Sharon Dobbie

Staying in and staying safe!

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!

Spring is coming!

The toddlers were really busy learning about how a seed can grow into a beautiful flower. We listened to a story about growing plants and flowers and wanted to make our own.

We filled some pots with compost and added some seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

We watered the seeds in the pot to help them grow and sat them by the window for some sunlight.

We will be looking after our plants by watering them and hopefully repotting them in April when we will add them into the greenhouse in the big garden.

Music and movement fun!

This morning the toddlers were enjoying singing and playing the musical instruments. The children were learning to follow simple instructions such as play them quietly and really loud, fast and slow and to stop.

 

We are learning to repeat rhymes and songs and have fun with musical instruments.

The children enjoyed participating in action songs and moving to Ring a ring a roses and Here we go round the mulberry bush.

We are learning to move our bodies, gain control of co-ordination and mobility of movement but most of all we are having lots of fun!

Fireworks Cookies!!

Today in the toddler room the children were being creative designing their own fireworks cookie! Firstly they added water to icing sugar and gave it a big stir. The children noticed the mixture getting thicker as they stirred. They added red food colouring to one cup of icing sugar and watched it change colour. We discussed what fireworks are and the different colours they create. The children then shouted some ‘crash’ and ‘bang’ noises that fireworks make. They topped their biscuits with coloured sprinkles to show the fireworks lighting up the sky. Everyone is excited to take their biscuit home to eat!! Yum Yum!

Can you find the star?

As part of Maths Week Scotland the toddlers have been busy exploring the different shapes inside various fruit and vegetables.

The children enjoyed using magnifying glasses to see the different shapes inside.

“ I can see a flower”

”I can see a star”    ” in the orange”

 

“ I can see teeth “

The  children have also been exploring the Autumn tray filled with lentils, rice leaves, pine cones and wooden loose parts.

 

“Red, Yellow, orange”

 

A roundabout lot of fun !

Today our toddlers took full advantage of the lovely weather and visited our local park.

The children had the opportunity to crawl, walk, jump, balance and climb developing their physical skills, stamina and strength.

We were learning to share as we took turns on the swings and  were playing cooperatively as we all waited until our friends were on the roundabout before moving it.

The children enjoyed climbing on the frames, balancing on the wooden bridges, climbing up the grass mounds and the stairs of the big slide.

All the children had  an amazing morning of fun outdoors at the local park.

 

“Look at me, hands up”

”i am climbing up really high “

“I’ve crossed the bridge”

Can you find me ?

“See saw Marjorie doll”