Learning new action Songs and Rhymes, offering an early introduction to music and dance. Developing gross motor skills and keeping fit. The toddlers were following the instructions whilst having fun which in turn helps to foster self confidence.
L “I can stand tall and walk like a giraffe “ C “listen to me roar like a lion” A “I can make myself small and make myself tall” H “Jump Jump Jump higher smaller” A” I’m walking like a penguin “
Today the children have enjoyed tasting different types of fruit. We sat together and discussed the different sizes, colours and weights of the fruit . We managed to put the fruit in order from smallest to biggest and the we pointed to the fruits that we knew the name of. We discovered that the biggest one was called a pomegranate and that it tasted yummy!
We also tried some lemons and limes! “don’t like it” some children said , others enjoyed the taste. The favourite was oranges and strawberries. We tried passion fruit it was “yucky”.
The children were very engaged and this gave them the opportunity to socialise and and practise new words and language skills. We look forward to trying lots more foods and tastes another day.
Today the children in the toddler room have been exploring how we can move our bodies. We had lots of fun playing ring games! We laughed and played together with our friends, copying lots of funny actions from Old MacDonald’s farm. Look at our cow and sheep impressions!
We also had fun joining in sleeping bunnies, sleeping crocodiles and Row Row Row your boat. These are great games for developing our social skills and helping us to play cooperatively together.
Today in the toddler room we decided to have a game of skittles. We all played together, taking turns and challenging ourselves by using different sized balls, discovering whether that would make it easier or harder and keeping note of how many pins we had knocked down.
We started off with a football but that was easy peasy!!!
We changed to a medium sized ball and this made it harder, so we came a little closer to the pins.
We then tried with a even smaller ball but that was sooooo hard.
We counted the pins we had knocked down
And took turns noting down how many we had knocked down 😁
This week has been very busy for the boys and girls. We have all had great fun making Christmas decorations. We have painted our fire place for Santa. We decorated stars to take home and made reindeer dust for Christmas Eve. We have also had a special treat watching a Christmas movie and enjoyed some popcorn.
A snowy welcome to December in the toddler room. The children had so much fun playing with the shredded paper today… or should I say snow! We had lots of fun throwing snowballs, and some of the dolls even joined in making snow angels. The ladies are still tidying it up today!!
In the Toddler Room the children love to make play dough. Today we decided to try a different recipe. The children helped to make some this morning and they had fun exploring its texture and scent. They said it smelt like strawberries.
Have fun trying this at home. Here’s what you need to make Silky Playdough:-
1 Cup of Cornflour
1 Cup of Hair Conditioner
Mix the cornflour and the conditioner in a bowl. If its too sticky add more cornflour, too crumbly add more conditioner. The play dough should be soft and ‘squidgy’.
The children added glitter giving their play dough a little bit of sparkle. You can add anything to it. Try buttons or beads to enhance their fine motor skills.