Weekly Makaton Signs: Thank you
Top tips for talking:
Use open ended questions: Open ended questions can give you opportunities to continue a conversation. For example, "I wonder what the little boy wants?" Can encourage children to respond in full sentences. In contrast, the closed question "Does the little boy want the car" leads only to a Yes, No or I don't know answer.
Welcome back for some and Welcome to our new children.
3 Little pigs is our story for this term, where we will tell the story either using props or actions. By keeping the story the same for the term the children can become very familiar with it and in turn build upon their confidence to carry out the story and actions to themselves and others. Monday's we also tell the story through words and actions during our yoga activity.
Playdough - Some say it smells of vanilla, some of coffee. Have you smelt it yet? Playdough is something that everyone is familiar with. There is no right or wrong way to play with it, it can be whatever you want it to be. You can roll it, pat it, squish, squash, squeeze. It is good for building up the muscles of the hand and wrist which is good for later when holding a pen or using scissors.
Climbing Frame - Good for promoting physical development, hand eye coordination whilst climbing up the various sides. Learning where best to place your feet as well as your hands to climb and then the end result of getting to whizz down the slide. Also helps to promote sharing and turn taking and helping our friends.
Forest Club - Our outdoor experience. Finding bugs, climbing trees, building dens, collecting sticks to build a fire, tyre swings, hide and seek, stories, hot chocolate, lunch and so much more.