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Colourful Fun in the Toddler Room

We have been busy in the toddler room this week, learning about colour sorting, chitting potatoes, creating craft rainbows, colouring pasta and exploring Rainbow science. We even experienced a paint volcano!

We regularly use  Makaton in the toddler room. The children have very cleverly learned the Rainbow song and are able to sing and sign it! We have made a little booklet with pictures of the children demonstrating the signs.. Please ask to see it..

“Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.”

https://www.makaton.org/aboutMakaton/(accessed online 23/02/2018


Celebrating Burn’s Day

Today the children have been celebrating Robert Burns Day. There was lots of Scottish Country Dancing going on, some writing and also poetry.

The children drew some pictures of Robert Burns and some children copy wrote his name.

In the baking area Jo and the children made some yummy shortbread.

Children also came to the family centre today in tartan attire and sang about the; “5 haggis pies in the bakers shop”

Lots of fun shenanigans!!


Holiday fun

Arran and his Gran also came along to collect the lovely Hamper they had won in the raffle. Yipee!!

We also enjoyed a lovely visit to Bonnyton House where we sang some Christmas songs to the Ladies and Gentlemen who were there today. They loved Jingle Bells and Rudolph. The best fun was when they all laughed because Santa got stuck up the chimney.

In the afternoon when it became dark Lewis and Stephanie collected the torches and went outside to look for bats.

Not the flying kind!!

Four sleeps until Santa comes…


Together time for Toddlers



In the toddler room, Zoe, Sami, Jade and the children have been enjoying their special together time at the beginning and end of every session. The children have a special song box with some props which act as visual cues to help the children make their song choice.

As you can see it is great fun! This type of experience helps build the children’s confidence and self esteem. Next week at Stay and Play maybe some parents will get to choose a song if they come along..

We love Bookbug!

Zoe, our Bookbug leader, was so excited to see the real Bookbug here in our centre this morning and so were the children.

Bookbug popped in to our family session to see the babies and toddlers and of course the grown ups.

Then it was time for an outdoor Bookbug extravaganza!

The children went on a Bookbug Hunt and found the hidden images.

Then Bookbug went on a visit to the toddler room whilst the older children received their certificates. It was an amazing day!

Thank you Bookbug!