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.