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.
Weekly Makaton Signs: Thank you, Hello, Good
Yoga - 3 Little Pigs - Good actions and getting the sequence right of the story, that it is straw, followed by sticks and finally the brick house. Understanding how a story is constructed with a beginning a middle and an end. That a story can be told without the use of a book. The props are out so that the children can feel free to use these to help in their story telling.
The farm and flour. Swooping it up then clap your hands, wow! look at it fly! and some bull rushes. They are so soft, but what happens when you run your fingers over them. They go all fluffy and blow away in the wind. It looks like snow. Some conkers too. Some in their shell. Ooh they are all spiky. Where do they come from? They come the trees, but you will mostly find them on the ground, watch out for the spikes though!
Forest Club - Off on our explorations today, what will we find? Lots of talk about aeroplanes and holidays, flying around. Looking at the changes of the season, leaves falling and changing colour. Off to the allotments to check on last weeks ground work, making sure it will be ready for the onions. We played our popular game of 1,2,3 where are you. The children hide, the adult calls out 1,2,3 where are you, and the children call out 1,2,3 we're over here, then when found the children help the adult find the remaining children. This helps to promote good listening skills and to try and assess which direction the sound is coming from. Also it helps children to understand that at times it helps to call out where you are hiding so as you can be found. Forest Club is all about exploring and coming into contact with sometimes new experiences, so please let us know your child has any allergies.