Get your child's attention first - Get down to your child's level and engage their attention before speaking or asking a question.
Young children find it difficult to listen and carry on with an activity at the same time. Saying their name first encourages them to stop and listen.
Makaton Signs: Hello, Thank you, Good, Signs for fruit and names
The story of the Chinese New Year and the year of the dog. The children learning how the animals became which number of the zodiac. The animals all had a race. Lots of remembering who came first and then in which order. Numbers up to 12. Lots of actions and practicing how to become a good story teller.
To go alongside this we have been making Chinese Lanterns, good cutting skills and lots of expression in the form of art, wiggles, squiggles, dots and even glitter. Lots of good drizzling of the glue making like spider webs across the page. Good work!
We have been playing group games using the name cards of the children. This is to help the children to recognise their own names, when the children can recognise their names we remove the picture from their card. This helps them on their journey through to school. So please help us in helping your child to recognise their own name as written in print.
Dried rice another alternative to use to practice writing and drawing. Children can use their fingers to draw and make patterns in the rice.
Forest club - Rebuilding our dens which have blown down again due to all these strong winds. Team work needed to work together to carry those heavy logs. For some if was a den for others it was where the piggies were staying out of the cold. Later off to the allotments to see what's been going on. There was a large piece of carpet over the ground. The children understood this was to keep the ground protected from the frost. There were some new shoots and lots of daffodils and snow drops showing their heads. The children were reminding one another to not walk on them as soon they will be flowers.