Today the children have enjoyed tasting different types of fruit. We sat together and discussed the different sizes, colours and weights of the fruit . We managed to put the fruit in order from smallest to biggest and the we pointed to the fruits that we knew the name of. We discovered that the biggest one was called a pomegranate and that it tasted yummy!
We also tried some lemons and limes! “don’t like it” some children said , others enjoyed the taste. The favourite was oranges and strawberries. We tried passion fruit it was “yucky”.
The children were very engaged and this gave them the opportunity to socialise and and practise new words and language skills. We look forward to trying lots more foods and tastes another day.
The children in the toddler room have been showing an awareness and interest in colours recently.
There has been a variety of experiences happening across the week in the toddler room that have helped the children recognise different colours.
The children chose their favourite colours and worked well together to make a lovely stained glass window for our room.
The children enjoyed playing with our 3D bead maze developing their knowledge of the different colours and enhancing their fine motor skills and control.
The toddlers have been learning about all the different ways to use water. As the weather was so warm and sunny the pool came out. This was very exciting. We filled the pool and then put some bubbles in. The children mastered some new skills getting changed into their swimming costumes. We then took turns to step into the pool. We had pouring and filling toys and a lot of splashing.
We have displayed the photos of the pool day in our centre and in our floorbook so that parents and carers can see them privately.
When the rain came we discovered we could turn the puddles into different colours. We explored what happens when you add chalk to a puddle or add water to it. The children thought we can make all the puddles different colours and chose what colour of chalk they
would like. It looks like a 🌈 rainbow.
The toddlers have being trying out lots of new techniques and methods of painting. We have used bubble wrap, tin foil, cling film, rollers ,sponges,brushes and even our bodies. We have used our hands,feet, legs and arms which was great fun. We having been using our muscles to squeeze the paint out the bottles and learning all about the different colours we can use.
The toddlers were asked what they would like to do today and they asked for building blocks!
The toddlers spent time talking about the towers that they built, making fences for dinosaurs and building race tracks for cars.
They shared the blocks with each other and were learning how to problem solve, t turns and were very creative with their curiosity and building skills.
Well done boys and girls!
The toddlers have been very excited to have water play back in the garden. They have been learning to pour the water into different sized containers and were asking to have bubbles added. Some toddlers decided to water the plants in the garden as they needed a drink.