Weekly Makaton Signs: Hello, Thank you, Good
Top Tips for Talking: Try to have a conversation with your child every day. Make sure this time is quiet to help them focus on your words, undisturbed and is not being masked by the television or phone. You may want to make time to share a book or sing nursery rhymes together.
Yoga - 3 Little Pigs, Props are out of which the children are using to tell the story amongst themselves and to their friends. Some very confident story tellers.
Boxes lots of big empty boxes, oh the fun and the imagination. Train to the Golden Castle, cat boxes for all our little kittens, bus journey to the seaside, oh no watch out, mind the sharks! get back in your boats. There has been lots of decorating of the boxes to, with some amazing designs.
Forest Club - lots of exploring, snacks, more exploring but after lunch no allotment this time because we found some fence poles. What can we do. The children all worked together as a team with a collective idea of turning these poles into a castle. Which tree could be used to support the poles, are they safe? Another child collected grass to pack around the bottom of each pole "This will help to stick them so they won't move"
Another child used a plank as a draw bridge, but wait what's happening now its the merry go round. Slow, slow - oh no hold on and now its super fast, lots of imagination and critical thinking and working together to achieve a group outcome. There was also some sliding down and working their way back up again on the muddy banks. Again lots of ideas and trial and error as to whether their idea or plan would work.
Name games - There are games where we can learn one another's names. Some games are where we call out our own name, others where we call out the name of some else. This is usually by using a toy and if you have the toy you are the only one who can speak, you then say the name of the person who you are going to pass the toy to. Name cards, to see if you recognise your name, and then hide these around the room, so you can find your own name.