All posts by Sharon Dobbie

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”

 

 

 

 

 

“I’m here!”

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.