Category Archives: Numeracy

Creative Builders

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.

Pirates Ahoy!

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!

Fun in the sun exploring our new garden!

The toddlers have been very busy in the nice weather making changes to our outdoor space. They are absolutely loving our new water feature wall which gives them lots of early numeracy experiences as they pour and fill  whilst playing with water.

We also have new storage for the children’s wellies and they are developing their coordination and independence skills by attempting to put their shoes and wellies on themselves! They are very proud when they manage to do it!

They enjoyed the freedom of painting outdoors and playing in the purple sand. The children have also loved exploring othe new dinosaur kingdom.  One of our toddlers was delighted to find a snail and make a little house for it from grass and leaves.

We are looking forward to some more great changes coming to our toddler garden soon!!

Fun fruit kebabs!

The toddlers were having great fun at the snack table today. They were choosing which fruit they wanted to put on their own fruit kebab! This was enabling them to develop their fine motor skills whilst enjoying a yummy snack. Some of the children were making a pattern on their stick and others were making theirs colourful. They were counting the fruit as they added it. All the children loved eating them! YUM!!

Sticky Shapes

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!”

 

Baking with yummy honey!!

Today the  toddlers were busy making cereal cakes. They measured and mixed together the rice snaps, cornflakes and dried fruit. Then they added the fun ingredient! The sticky, runny honey!! We talked about how  bees made honey and tried to spot some bees in the garden whilst buzzing around!!   The children were excited to take their cakes home – YUMMY!!!