Welcome to the Science Area here in the Discovery Room
The children are very curious and love to explore this area.
They have been learning about how magnets work and what items within the playroom are magnetic. Working together they are able to use a measuring tape to find out how big the science area is and they explored how tall their friends are.
The children took a great interest in learning about seeds and how they grow. They created their own little indoor garden to grow some. They discussed what a seed needed to grow and how they would look after it. Every day they see their little seeds grow and develop. Once their plants have grown enough they will plant them in the garden for all the children to see and look at.
In the Toddler Room the children love to make play dough. Today we decided to try a different recipe. The children helped to make some this morning and they had fun exploring its texture and scent. They said it smelt like strawberries.
Have fun trying this at home. Here’s what you need to make Silky Playdough:-
1 Cup of Cornflour
1 Cup of Hair Conditioner
Mix the cornflour and the conditioner in a bowl. If its too sticky add more cornflour, too crumbly add more conditioner. The play dough should be soft and ‘squidgy’.
The children added glitter giving their play dough a little bit of sparkle. You can add anything to it. Try buttons or beads to enhance their fine motor skills.
We have continued our enjoyment with fireworks today in the toddler room where the children helped make playdough in the colour of the night sky. We added different colours of glitter to represent the sparkles from the fireworks with pipe cleaners and shredded paper to make their own fireworks .
They made edible sparklers using breadsticks, icing sugar and colour sprinkles. Wow… how yummy!
The children enjoyed sparkly mark making as they drew their own catherine wheels and made their own colourful firework pictures.