Enjoying outdoors in the sunshine this morning, the children wanted to bring out the parachute.
We were using the parachute to sing rhymes and nursery songs.
We used the puppets to help us and enjoyed shaking and moving the parachute to make the puppets move.
This helps to promote communication and language skills and helps to develop a sense of rhythm.
We lift the parachute following the directions in the song, up and down , side to side, round and round, fast and slow, working the upper body, arms and shoulders.
The parachute encourages cooperation, turn taking and sharing as we continue to use the parachute to play games.
The children had so much fun playing with the parachute in the garden.
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!
The children would like to show you what they’ve been getting up to in our busy garden this week.
We have our muddy movers obstacle course which the children had great fun building and playing on, developing their fine and gross motor skills including balancing, jumping and co-ordination.
The children are enjoying using their problem solving skills to complete the jigsaws, developing on their fine motor skills, hand–eye coordination and shape recognition
“I did it all by myself”
The children are having great fun expressing themselves through singing their favourite songs and playing with the musical instruments.
We love our cosy book corner, time for us to chill out and relax reading our favourite stories.