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Germ Busting Yoga,

Today we did some Cosmic Yoga to waken and stretch our muscles after lunch. Yoga helps strengthen children’s growing bodies and helps them improve their flexibility.

Today’s yoga thought us how to  wash our hands and defeat the germ monster!  We learned the 6 movements to washing our hands and becoming a soaperhero!!

Step 1  RUB YOUR PALMS

Step 2 THEN CLEAN THE BACK

Step 3 BETWEEN YOUR FINGERS

Step 4 THEN YOUR NAILS

Step 5 TWIST YOUR THUMBS

Step 6 DRY YOUR HANDS


Take a look below at our super yoga poses!

 

“We always have to wash our hands to not get sick.”

“We got the germ monster with the moves”

“I like the germ yoga, it was the best one”

 

Fruit Smoothies :)

The children in the home room asked to make some fruit smoothies.

So we searched for a recipe on the computer and the children made a list of ingredients.

  • 15 Strawberries
  • 2 Banana’s
  • 250ml Orange juice

We collected:

  •  Large mixing bowl
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp Knife (for adult)
  • Hand blender
  • Measuring jug

We spoke about the dangers when using our equipment and how to be safe using it.

“First we need to chop the fruit up and add it to the bowl”

“We need to measure the orange juice,we need a measuring jug”

 

“now blend it together”

The children enjoyed their delicious smoothies and are now going to add the recipe in to our very own Cart mill Recipe book.

 

 

Makaton Mania

We are learning some songs using Makaton.

Makaton  can help people who have limited speech or whose speech is unclear and can help all children communicate.

It is used to support spoken language. The signs are used alongside speech in the same order as the spoken word.

We are singing and signing “Five little ducks “.

We are also learning to sign our names during “Hello everyone”.



“I can sign my name”    “it’s fun to sign”

We are having fun learning to sign!

Merry Christmas from the toddlers🎄💕

This week we are feeling very festive in the toddler room, we have  been busy creating lots of lovely Christmas crafts as well as Icing Christmas biscuits and adding some Christmas sprinkles. 

We made Christmas cards for our loved ones, and also added lots of tinsel and sparkle to our very own Christmas baubles which I’m sure will be admired for many Christmas’s to come. 

Mud Sports Day

MUD DAY !!!!!!!

Today we had a vision and it came to life. Our children explored their senses through jelly, mud, water, bubbles, gloop, flour and grass. The children were allowed to get as muddy as possible and to share this experience with the full Cart Mill family.

Children within this developmental stage it is crucial to engage in outdoor experience, thus experience allowed children to explore the world around them in a fun and unfamiliar way. The children also develop their social skills, risk taking, gross motor skill and physical ability through this experience. This is an great example of “learning through play “.

This was not only for the children but also for the staff. This type of experience is known to provide joy and happiness if we let it and today at Cart Mill we did just that. Laughter filled the air and fun was had by all.

Please keep an an eye on the board in the hall way for more mud day pictures. Thank you to everybody who helped to make this work, especially you the parents, this was a huge success.

30 Days Even Wilder

Today we opened our gardens up so the whole centre became one big happy wild space for all the children. Day 19 of #30dayswild saw us watering our garden plants, or at least that was the plan but the children had different ideas…
After watering the plants our children decided they would prefer to fill up the mud kitchen puddle, water themselves and also the odd CDO! There was so much laughter and it was lovely to see our toddlers exploring the big garden.

Our plants need a drink.

Now let’s make some mud

We’re cooking caramel sauce