Top tips for talking:
Try not to ask too many questions, especially ones that sound like you are testing the child. The best questions are those that challenge the child to think rather than give an instant answer, like yes or no. To many questions can easily block the flow of natural conversation.
Weekly Makaton signs: Thank you, Good and Hello
Yoga - 3 Little Pigs: Introducing the story with actions and not the book. Some very good actions from the wolf "I will huff and puff and I will blow your house down!!" Some good recollection after, of remembering the actions for certain things such as house and tree.
Fish Chips & Peas - This is a game that needs good listening and looking. Chips card one end of the room, fish card the other end of the room and peas in the middle, the adult holds up a card and the children respond by going to the corresponding card. The children learn to walk carefully so as not to bump into one another.
The babies have been outside today enjoying the sunshine. They have been taken for walks to the park and the shops. Some of the babies were a bit grumpy, I think they need some food poor babies.
Forest Club - First of all we said hello to our new children who are joining us on a Thursday and we listened to our outside golden rules. They are to keep us safe, looking out for brambles, stinging nettles and other such things. We went off exploring, swinging on the tyres and then exploring on the super large log that was a train. We went off to the Mall and Frankie's café for hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream. The best hot chocolate. Then we watched behind the fire circle as the fire was lit ready to make some hot chocolate. No marshmallows and cream though! We then had a story and our lunch and headed off to the allotment to pick some blackberries and dig the area ready to plant our onions soon.
Weekly Makaton signs: Hello, Good and Thank you.
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 to you than you would an adult. Make sure you maintain eye contact with them as you wait for them to complete their remark.
Welcome back everyone and a warm welcome to our new children! its good to be back!
We have had our delivery from "Sainsburys Active Kids" - new footballs, skipping ropes and stepping ladder, all of which are a big hit with the children and the children are enjoying trying them out. Thank you everyone who helped us in collecting the vouchers and roll on next year to see what other exciting things we can purchase.
Lots of rolling/sliding down, with the cars and small balls. How fast can we make them go? How could we make them go slower/faster? If we move the ramps up higher they go faster! if we move the ramps lower they go slower!
Picnics and cooking outside in the lovely sunshine. Mix it up, gathering stones, some leaves, eye of frog and tail of newt (no kidding on the last two!). Making pies and cakes.
Forest Club ready for exploring. Has the tricky witch been around? what's changed? what's the same? The grass was taller and some blackberries becoming ripe. How do we know they are ripe? Some reminders of how to stay safe too and what to look out for and above all fun in the great outdoors. Later over to the allotments to plant some mint and try a blackberry or two, three, four and perhaps some more! We even had some hot chocolate and time for some games and a story.