Today the toddlers were talking about Chinese New Year. The children enjoyed looking at pictures of the decorated dragons in China. We chatted about the different colours and shapes we could see. The children wanted to make dragons. They had fun getting creative making their own unique dragons! They glued strips of tissue paper and feathers onto halved paper plates. We stuck straws on the back for the children to move their dragons around the room like they do in China. Great dragons toddlers!
This week the children were so lucky that Santa had time to visit and bring them a special gift. We have a little sneak peak of Santa’s visit below. Ho Ho Ho and a Merry Christmas!
Today the toddlers joined the children in the 3-5 room for a special puppet show. The story was a take on the classic tale of Rapunzel. The children were all very animated watching the show and found certain parts very funny! The children showed great sitting and listening skills and they really enjoyed shouting out at the appropriate times.
The frog was a big hit with most of the children. Everyone enjoyed the show and some of our children were lucky enough to see it twice! We would like to thank Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre for two amazing performances.
The children experienced the excitement of performing for their families today at our Christmas concerts . All their practising and hard work was evident as they sang beautifully and signed using Makaton.
It has been a wonderful day of crafting for our children and families. We love these days as they are relaxed, fun and festive. Thank you to everyone who came along and thank you to our staff team for organising the event.
What wonderful experiences the children have had all week at Cart Mill FC celebrating ST Andrews day. Today was the finale and what a spectacular time all the children and staff had, all thanks to the Johnston family pipe and drum band. We enjoyed listening to the bagpipes and drums, ceilidh dancing, marching and tasting traditional Scottish fare.
The toddlers have spent this week learning about Scotland and St Andrew. We have made our own tartan designs, made flags with play dough and have used blue rice for mark making. We have tasted scotch broth made on the fire, oatcakes and potato scones. We shall finish the week off listening and dancing to bag pipes.
With St Andrews day fast approaching the children in the toddler room are continuing to celebrate all things Scottish! They are enjoying singing Scottish songs and listening to Scottish music.
Today we were talking about the Scottish flag and what colours it is made up of. Inspiring the children to make blue play dough which they then used to create their own Scotland flag!
We were also discussing tartan, which the children knew was used to make Scottish kilts. The children created their own tartan patterns using shower puffs dipped in paint to make colourful backgrounds and then they then used toy cars dipped in paint to create the lines. The children created very effective tartan prints and had great messy fun!! They are going to stick their tartans together to create one big kilt when they are dry!
We have started early celebrations in the Studio for St. Andrew’s day. The children began creating a Scottish theme for our sensory tray by making Scottish flags using resources that have different textures.
On our arts and crafts table the children explored the patterns of different tartans and experimented with weaving to create their own tartans.
Please come along on Friday 22nd November between 9 am and 11 am for some tea, coffee, cakes and a blether. You can also bring a book to swap. This is part of our Book Week Scotland celebrations and everyone is welcome.