We are starting the term with some interesting visitors to nursery. Some bears have moved into our Nursery Reading Corner – some of them are quite big – indeed you can barely move for them!!! (Ha Ha!) These bears love nursery rhymes and we are going to teach them as many as we can find over the next few weeks. Your child might like to bring their teddy in for a visit to the Bear Cave – we would love lots of furry wee visitors – and they might even come home having learned a rhyme or two!!
Educational research has shown that a good knowledge of nursery rhymes proves beneficial to children when they start to learn to read. We do lots of work on rhyme and rhyming words in nursery and it is good to start a new year revisiting rhymes that might be familiar to our children and then teaching them some new ones. Seemingly traditional rhymes have dropped down the list of things that parents read to their pre-school children and rhymes that used to be widely known are now forgotten. Some of them are not very pc so you might find we change the odd words here and there, but prepare for a blast from the past!
If your child’s teddy is coming in to visit, can you make sure it has your child’s initials on it somewhere or ask staff to put a special label on. We want to take great care of them as we know they are special, and would hate to lose one. Here are a couple of our visitors en route to the nursery via Kate’s house! The bottle of wine in the picture is to show the size of these bears and not just for a cheap joke at their expense!