Top tip for talking:
"Give your child time to talk to you" Children often need time to put theor thoughts together before answering. Give them longer to respond than you would with an adult. Make sure to maintain eye contact as you wait for them to complete their remark.
Top tip for Toddlers:
"Don't expect me to wait"; Please do not expect me to wait unnecessarily for long periods of time. I'm not supposed to and if you insist I may eventually conform but will I be engaged? I prefer long periods of uninterrupted time to play within the daily routine. I don't like stopping, starting and waiting.
Makaton sign: Tractor
Dates for your diary
Tuesday 22nd October;
Please join us for our annual AGM on Tue 22nd October at 9.30am. We will be having a coffee morning straight afterwards at 10-11.30am. Cake donations would be greatly appreciated.
This is a nice opportunity to meet other parents, support preschool and get to know a little more about the running of preschool. We are also looking for new committee members. Preschool runs as a charity and to maintain our charitable status and therefore stay open we need a certain number of committee members and we will soon be below this level. Several committee members are leaving since they no longer have children attending preschool. There really isn’t much work involved… If you are unable to attend, but interested in becoming a committee member or would like to help with fundraising/coffee mornings please let a member of staff know. We look forward to seeing you all there : )
12th + 13th November
Parent exchange meetings will be held with your child's key worker w.c 11th November. If your child is in Kelly's key group she will organise a time with you for Wednesday 13th November and if your child is in Rosie's key group she will organise a time with you for Tuesday 12th November. We will initially try to book meetings through out the morning as we need to arrange staff cover, so may not always be able to offer drop up/pick up times.
Fire fighters visit pre-school
On Tuesday we had some very exciting visitors visit pre-school. It was a group of fire fighters who brought along their fire engine. The children really enjoyed their visit and were able to take on the role of a fire fighter, operating/spraying the hose, pumping the water system which is used up chimneys, exploring inside of the fire engine, completing a fire fighter puzzle but most of all, enjoying a talk from the fire fighters who explained what we need to do if there is a real fire, shout "FIRE FIRE" walk out of the house safely, call 999 and how to; STOP, DROP AND ROLL!
This visit had a huge impact on the children's knowledge and understanding of different occupations in life and through out the week supported them to take on the role of a fire fighter, pretending to put out fires at pre-school.