The children in the toddler room were excited to find worms in the garden this morning. They investigated further with magnifying glasses and they looked underneath the logs.
Michelle, our Janitor, is always on the look out for junk that she can recycle into something for our children or our centre.
Thank you Michelle!
I would like to share with you some of the learning that has been happening in our toddler playroom over the past couple of weeks.
There is a love of books, songs and rhymes.
The children are developing their independence and becoming more involved in doing things for themselves and with others. This is the “Cart Mill Car Wash”.
They explore, are curious and are stimulated by sensory play.
Lots of smiles, laughter and fun it is a happy place to be!
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
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..