Today the children had fun working together to build a bridge that would get them across the “river” to safety using the building blocks. The children chose different sized blocks and discussed with one another what shapes and sizes would be best to build their bridge. This displayed brillant problem solving skills as well as working as part of a team using their creative minds.
The children used their balancing skills while crossing over the bridge, this supported the development of their co ordination and gross motor skills.
The children had such great fun building the bridge they then decided to change it into a train track.
This week in the Discovery Playroom we have been exploring treasure! We have had great fun looking at all the different shiny containers and sorting the treasure we found!
We decided to be pirates and had to share our treasure equally to make sure we all had some.
The pirates decided they needed to protect their treasure, but how? With cannons of course! We used the big long pipes and bricks to build our cannons, filled them up and fired them off to protect our treasure, Aargh me hearties!
Our new stand arrived today for our water trough which meant our pouring experiments could take place off the ground. This was great, especially as the ground was so wet from all the rain. The children were able to measure their water in the jugs and pour it into different tubes to see which one would fill first.
Today in the toddler room the children were making sticky pictures with glue and different coloured shapes. This gave them the opportunity to explore different shapes and discuss how many sides each shape has. The children were thinking about what they could use the shapes for in their pictures and of course enjoyed getting sticky fingers from the glue!
”Mine has a big funny nose!”
”Mind has small legs!”
Today in the toddler room we had fun making shortbread, waiting patiently for our turn to weigh, measure and mix the ingredients together.
We pressed down on the the dough and used a square and circle cookie cutter to make shapes, before we put them in the oven to bake yum yum.
Today the toddlers have been practicing their co-ordination and pincer grip skills . They had fun looking for chicks and rabbits hiding in the shredded tissue paper.
We also spent time outside having fun in the garden