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!
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”
The children have also been exploring the Autumn tray filled with lentils, rice leaves, pine cones and wooden loose parts.
“Red, Yellow, orange”
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.
“I’ve crossed the bridge”
Can you find me ?
“See saw Marjorie doll”
Today all of the children in Cart Mill enjoyed a teddy bears picnic and an outdoor bookbug session.
The toddlers participated with the older children in a huge teddy bears picnic. They enjoyed singing familiar songs from bookbug sessions and learning some new songs.
We had a great time singing with our teddy bears and enjoyed an outdoor picnic snack .
The easter bunny arrived in the toddler garden today and left colourful easter eggs for the boys and girls.
The children were so excited and had a lot of fun trying to find the eggs the bunny had hidden in the garden.
“Here is the Easter bunny”
“Look mine is in the car”
“I have a green one”
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
Our new big tyres are a great success in the Toddler garden.
“I can climb over it.”
“I am trying to balance.”
“Look I am in the big tyre.”
We joined them together to make a wiggly worm and the children were using them as an obstacle course
This gave the children the opportunity to walk, crawl, jump, balance, climb and develop their gross motor skills.
The toddlers were signing in today using our new Self Registration Board.
The children find their picture with their name on it and put it onto the board to sign themselves in and let everyone know “I’m here!”.
This is helping to develop early literacy skills with the children beginning to recognise their name. It is also developing their independence.
The children are enjoying this experience in the morning/afternoon.
Today the toddlers enjoyed joining some of our parents for a bookbug session with Jo and Sharon.
We all had fun listening to the story of The Gingerbread Man, participating in action songs, rhymes and singing with the bookbugs.
Some of the children were dressed up as their favourite characters from books to celebrate World book Day.