We are celebrating Book Week Scotland from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November. We will be exploring some brilliant Scottish books and well known books that have been transformed into Scots and Glaswegian.
On Thursday 21st November we will take part in an Author’s live event which will celebrate 20 years of the Gruffalo with readings in Scots and Gaelic.
On Friday 22nd November we are holding a get together “A Blether Book Swap”. There will chat, coffee, cakes and of course books that you may want to swap. Please drop in from 9 to 11 and bring your friends and family – everyone is welcome!
Please come along to our Bookbug Sessions on Friday 15th November. Pop in at 9.15 or 1.15 and all babies, toddlers and their families are most welcome. See you on Friday!
The children joined staff at 11 o’clock today to mark Armistice day. The centre fell silent for two minutes to remember the day the First World War ended. The children took the time to think about people that they loved.
We had a lovely morning for our walk today – cold but dry! Everyone was wrapped up warm and so we set off at 9am from Cart Mill.
Soon we were in the woods of Busby Glen Park. The colours of the leaves on the trees as we walked along the woodland path was just beautiful.
After the wonderful walk in the woods it was time for a refreshment and a well deserved treat.
A great big thank you to our children, parents and staff for making this a lovely walk with friends today.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. See you on Monday x
What a wonderful time the children had sharing their play experiences with their families this week.
Our science experiments, where the children were investigating how different substances react. ‘pop’ and ‘fizz’.
Inspired by the fireworks this week the children wished to create their own artwork and decided to use marbles to create the ‘bangs’.
Making cupcakes together, yum!
Inspired by some borrowed instruments, the children enjoyed expressing themselves and encouraged their parents participation in their jamming sessions.
We are busy getting our plans finalised for the Big Fit Winter Family & Friends Walk on Saturday 9th November.
We will meet in the car park from 8.45 and be ready to walk at 9am. We will be walking to Busby Glen Park and then on into the the forest to the woodland walkway. This is the route we take to our Forest School site.
We will walk so far along the route and then return on a different path to the play park where there will be tea, coffee, water and something sweet waiting for us. We aim to be back at Cart Mill by 11am.
Please come along and bring your family, friends and dogs too. Everyone is welcome.
All this week the toddlers have been celebrating Halloween . We have had lots of sensory fun experiencing a variety of new textures. Today we have dressed up, sang songs, dooked for apples and had a special Halloween snack time.
Today at Cart Mill the children celebrated Diwali with beautiful henna tattoos, homemade pakora, rangoli pictures , we also made our own music with our drums and enjoyed dancing.
To support the MacMillan coffee morning the toddlers enjoyed making their own shortbread.
They helped to gather all the ingredients and took turns at measuring, adding and mixing it all together before rolling and cutting it into circles.
After baking the shortbread all the children sat down to enjoy it, everyone gave it the thumbs up “yum yum”.
We are hosting our 5th Big Coffee Afternoon tomorrow, Wednesday 25th September at 4pm till 5pm. At the same time we are also having an informal ‘Meet the Team’ when you can meet and chat with your child’s key worker. We hope that you will come along with your family and friends and enjoy some coffee, cake and chat in our pop up coffee shop.
We will be baking with the children and hope that you can do some baking tonight or tomorrow with your child at home but if not please do not worry just come along. We will gratefully accept all cakes – baked at home or baked by a store.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible tomorrow!