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Outdoors at Cart Mill

The children had lots of fun exploring the outdoor environment today.

The children made choices about the experiences and resources they would like to play with. Some children loaded the wooden trucks with bricks and blocks. Mark said, “it’s going to the building site” Abby then said, “the three little pigs built a house with bricks”

Another group of children decided to take turns on the bikes and scooters. They practiced manoeuvring around obstacles without bumping into them. Clare used chalk to draw arrows that would remind the children of which direction to travel. Damon asked Clare if she was drawing arrows to show the boys and girls the way.

Other children decided to play What’s the time Mr. Wolf? Great fun today!


Camping and snack!

Lewis, Connor and Scott were talking about camping whilst making shapes at the play dough table.

Sami suggested we made a tent outside. The children quickly found some different resources we could use to make a little tent.

We decided to use the little archway. We realised we needed a door, and a doorbell, and Matthew wanted a sheet to keep it dry.

Once we set up our tent, we decided to have our snack outside. Grace was very helpful, handing out the water cups and the oranges to her friends.


Playday in Scotland “Playing Together”

Today is National Playday in Scotland.Click on the link below for more information on Scotland’s Play Charter and what it means for our children.


Scotland’s Play Charter

We chose the theme of “Playing Together”, for our Playday event ,so we invited our friends from all the other family centres in the council.  Glen Family Centre, Glenwood Family Centre, Isobel Mair Family Centre and Madras Family Centre were all able to join us which was lovely. We had a fabulous day . The pictures below speak for themselves.

Many thanks to our friends from the other centres for joining us. I hope we can do it again sometime.



Sunny Days

Today the children have been building crates one on top of the other at different heights.

The children then challenged themselves to jump from the top of the height they assessed to have just enough challenge. Some children jumped confidently from the really high crates, while others decided to stick to lower heights. The children became more confident to try the higher heights with a little support from Nicola and other staff members. The ladybird and busy bee outfits helped the children to jump up very high.

Some children decided to water the plants because it was a “VERY, hot day!”

Later in the afternoon the children went for a walk to the woods, the children hunted for sticks, played ball games and then sat down together to have snack.


It’s Giggles for Book Bug Week!!

Jo and Zoe took turns to tell the story and to lead the singing.

Today we read the story called No-bots, the robot with no bottom. The children had a good giggle and wondered, “how does he sit down?”

The children also sang some of their favorite songs; these were today’s choice…

Five Cheeky Monkeys…it was fun to make the teddies bounce up and down on the stretchy blanket.

If You’re Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands. The children helped their teddy to clap their paws too and Row, Row, Row your boat; when we see the crocodile everyone likes to scream.

Outdoor fun

Today the children were excited to take part in an Easter Egg hunt in the family centre garden. Everyone found an egg to take home and show their parent; yippee!!

Next the children played hide and seek. Kaile found Abby behind the man at work sign…great hiding place. Later the children decided to, play hop scotch, build a large obstacle and then the decided to make their own slide.

Burn’s day Shenanigans!

Today we have celebrated all things Scottish.

The children created their own tartan pattern at the craft and design area, then went on to join in some Scottish country dancing,

We sang Scottish songs; “ally bally” and “coulters candy” and shared some Scottish rhymes; “to a mouse” and “oats peas and barley”

After our Burns Supper we played some Highland Games; “tossing the caber,”  “hop scotch” and “tossing pennies to the wall”.

Then we settled down to listen to the story about Cameron who couldn’t dance.
















Outdoor Bookbug

Our new tent was put to good use today. The children decided it would be a great space to share a bookbug session.

The children chose their favorite story from a choice of three.

“Shark in the Park on a windy day” was the preferred choice.

The children engaged in singing songs, action rhymes and then settled down in the warm tent for the story.

Our first fun bookbug session in the tent…fantastic!