Today the children had a great celebration of song and movement.
Their families were very impressed with the children and their fantastic voices. Some parents managed to participate especially during the “funky monkey” song and “let’s move our head.”
This week the children have had the opportunity to show their beautiful Easter Bonnets to the lovely residents at Bonnyton House and to some of the staff at Williamwood High School.
The hats are beautiful.
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
Today the children baked some ginger bread biscuits. They mixed flour, butter, and caster sugar. Then they added the special ingredient… ginger spice. They then used the ginger bread man cutter to make the shapes and baked them in the oven.
The children enjoyed singing the words “run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the ginger bread man.
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!!
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…
Today some children walked across the park to sing some traditional Scottish songs for the residents that live at Bonnyton House.
We sang, three craws, ye canny shove yer granny aff a bus and ally, bally bee.
After that the ladies and gentlemen sang “I belong to Glasgow” to the children…it was a lovely, fun experience.
Happy St Andrew’s Day!!
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..
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!