The toddlers have a fantastic new tree inside their playroom. They decided it should become an apple tree with lots of green and red apples on it. We used cut apples dipped in paint to create some lovely apple prints. We discussed the different parts of an apple and that the stem is what holds the apple to the tree. Some children wanted to add brown stems to their prints. We were surprised to find out that the stem is the only bit of an apple you can’t eat!! The children are looking forward to cutting out their apples and hanging them to our tree once they dry.
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.
Today all of the children in Cart Mill enjoyed a teddy bears picnic and an outdoor bookbug session.
The toddlers participated with the older children in a huge teddy bears picnic. They enjoyed singing familiar songs from bookbug sessions and learning some new songs.
We had a great time singing with our teddy bears and enjoyed an outdoor picnic snack .
It has been a very busy morning making easter nests . Firstly, we broke the chocolate so it would melt easily . Then we noticed this made the chocolate go all ‘smooth’ and very hot. Next, we were very careful when adding the shredded wheat. Finally, we spooned the mixture into paper cases and each child decorated their own nest.
We have an exciting new addition in our outdoor area this week and the children have been developing their gross motor skills on the climbing wall. Climbing is an excellent support which brings many amazing benefits to children and among these benefits are increasing strength and flexibility in children’s development. It also builds confidence and self esteem while improving hand, feet and eye coordination . Climbing is great to develop communication and listening skills as well as relieving stress.