Top tips for talking:- Give your child time to talk to you.
Children often need time to put their thoughts together before answering, so 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.
Makaton - Names, Fruits, thank you
3 Little pigs is our story for the term. Some very good actions and great little story tellers, incorporating some yoga moves. So not just a sit down and listen story but get up and get active.
Plenty of water play, sinking and floating, the ducks out to play and our sea life animals, even the safari animals have taken a dip. Trying to remember not to splash ourselves and our friends.
#projectgarden - looking to spruce up our garden area, making it more inviting to explore. This is an on-going project that we want parents and children to have their say, what would you like in your garden? Some of the ideas so far are sensory such as bubble wrap and mirrored bubbles, wildlife, waterslides for objects - not children hahaha. Things that you can turn and pull, post things through. Please ask your child what things they may like to find in our outside space. What kind of things do they want to see.....and let us know!
Forest club - what bugs can you see, which ones can you find, woodlice, earwigs, centipede, spiders, ants. The trees are changing with lots of buds and leaves appearing and the weather is getting warmer, well sometimes....we do still need our wellies and waterproofs as it is quite wet to begin with because of all the dew. But as it gets warmer throughout the day we can take off our waterproofs if we have full length trousers on and change out of our wellies and put our daps on so long as they are in our bag. Up to the allotments to plant some potatoes and some edible flowers. Sorting out the soil, getting rid of weeds, raking over the soil, planting them apart and in a line, cover over with soil and importantly water. Looking forward to the fruits of our labour.
Pets and vets - lots of caring for the animals, giving them cuddles, walks, feeding, water and some are poorly so a visit to the vets. We had a visit from a real puppy called Maggie and a kitten called Cooper, oh so cute! The owner wanted them to be socialised and the children were more than happy to give them some social time.