Guess who came to visit us in our Cart Mill garden? Bookbug! Today’s Bookbug was all about the weather.
We have experienced lots of different types of weather this week, so we sang different weather songs and rhymes such as Incy wincy spider, Dr Foster, Mr Sun and I hear thunder.
Out came the stretchy Lycra and incy wincy spider got to bounce up and down representing his climb up the water spout.
We had so much fun moving the lycra whilst singing our songs.
We finished off our Bookbug with a lovely story about a bear experiencing a stormy night .
“Goodbye everyone, goodbye everyone, glad that you could come!”
Today some of the toddlers decided to explore mark making and colour. They used their fingers to push the paint around and make patterns. “I made orange with red and yellow” “This is squashy and squishy” “I can make purple with blue and red”
We also engaged our five senses playing in our very own orange sensory water scooping, pouring, mixing stirring filling and emptying. The toddlers were able to answer my open ended questions exposing them to new vocabulary. “The flesh feels soft, but the skin is bumpy” ”Orange juice, I like it” They were all able to take turns and play cooperatively.
The toddlers decided they would like to make some banana cakes for their snack. Great for developing fine motor skills practice following instructions and turn taking and also introducing new words. First we mashed up our banana. “It’s squishy and cold”
Next we measured out our flour and baking powder using the scales. ” I can see the numbers going up” “I see number 3 that’s my age “
“I need to measure how much I put in”
Next comes the egg I“ you need to put two in “
Into the oven. I “ These will be tasty” I can’t wait for snack” A“I wonder if I will be able to taste the banana “ “ How long do we need to put them in for”The children were great at waiting for their turn to add the ingredients. They worked together to guess which ingredient would be added next. They were very enthusiastic about making the cakes and looking forward to seeing and tasting the finished banana cake.
Today the children were painting using their bodies they self selected their own paint colours and some chose to use a selection of different resources to paint with including a T- Rex . The children were using lots of descriptive language.
“ R I’m putting pink paint in” J” That feels nice cold and squelchy”
A decided he would like to practice his measuring skills using the sensory water beads. “ 1,2,3,4,5 the jug is full” “These feel squashy and slimy”
J and A wanted to practice their fine motor skills by threading the pasta. “ I’m using blue that’s my favourite colour “
“ I’m making mine into a bangle”
The toddlers have been exploring their mark making skills on canvas and paper. They independently selected their own paint colours and brushes. They were then able to express their feelings on the canvas and paper. H decided to paint some lovely flowers on hers,Poppy’s and Roses. The children were deeply engaged during their mark making activity. When finished two of the girls asked if we could display their creative works of art, You can see the sense of pride on their faces on the last picture.
Look at our gorgeous paintings!
The toddlers are growing vegetables in our nursery garden and wondered what they could make with them. They decided on vegetable soup. We discussed how to use our knives safely when chopping our vegetables. We talked about the different types of vegetables we were using.
The toddlers are Developing essential skills, following instructions, measuring using fine motor skills developing hand eye coordination learning early maths and science.