The children have been very busy exploring all areas of the room indoors and out doors.
Art and craft is still the most popular experience in the room. Children have been cutting pasting and creating master pieces. They are also making items to give to each other this is great to see and them developing friendship with each other.
Painting with the thin brushes at the little table is going well the last few days the children have been painting their hands so we may have Finger paint for the am session…
Slime was taken away as the children eventually did lose interest.
We thought we may make some play dough with the children to use at the area where the slime was set up this can give them the opportunity to be involved in the experience and also choose the colour they would like to use.
The Doctor’s corner is very popular the children have been pretending to be doctor patient. They seem to be really enjoying role playing. We will also talk about dental care and add books about it. The children all really enjoy brushing their teeth; some of the tooth brushes have gone missing please check with staff to see your still has a tooth brush.
The car mat with cars has gone very well the children are using the cars well on the mat and talking in great detail what each car is colour size etc.
The book corner has been going very well down stairs, some of the children have been going in there to have a rest and relax. Some have even had a sleep which is great to see. They are realising when there body needs a rest.
The reptile table moved into a cubby has been used well the children have been sitting at it looking at the bugs, frogs etc. Most of the crystals that were added have gone missing. Please if you find any in your child’s bag, jacket etc please return back to crèche…
The children have been great at expressing their emotions they have been explaining to each other how they feel. We have not yet got the Paper Mache experience under way but will begin this next week.
We made the Spider man cookies today. It’s not a very healthy food but the children really wanted to make them. They enjoyed making them, some of them ate them as they making them other’s decorated them with a web and said they wanted to take them home to show their families.
We thought about using foods to make the colour but with discussion with some parents and staff decided to use the food colouring.
For the families that have not as yet bought a photo in could you please bring in a photo from home to put on our walls so the children can look at it and discuss with each other.
The dolls house and farm animals are being used by the children they have been moving them around the room with the blocks and reptiles.
They are also enjoying the puzzles upstairs they have been sitting down in pairs and working out how to put the puzzle together.
They have really enjoyed the Alphabet squares it was planned for one child but we have increased to two children and they have been sitting there putting there names together etc.
We have not yet introduced a children’s sign in book but most of the children have been writing their names on their art work which is great to see, we will do this at a later date when more children show interest.
We have been talking about Super hero play with the children and they are only allowed to be super heroes out doors where there is space for them to run around and not allowed to run at all indoors.
There seems to be some confusion about children been dressed as super hero’s. As Maryanne stated last week’s program they are allowed to come in dressed up as long as they do not behave like super hero’s indoor’s and only outdoor’s.
Out door program
The children are really enjoying the outdoors despite the weather condition’s we are encouraging them to rug up as it is getting cold. When we have had rain they have been also enjoying collecting water from the water tank and using it in the sand pit, dirt patch and also in the veggie patch we have been encouraging all the children to be very careful in the veggie patch as we wan t out vegetables to grow.
The children are also enjoying collecting food for our new Worm Farm we have been talking with children and staff what we can put in it and most are remembering to empty that food into the worm farm container.
We have had lots super hero play outdoors which has been great to see, we have been encouraging them to watch out for each other and to make sure that they do not run into each other.
They have really enjoyed the new changes to the program, the tennis ball and rackets the children have been using these there were a few conflicts at the start as it was a new experience, with us talking to them about it they have been following through and waiting their turn.
They are still enjoying the parachute throwing balls up at it or attempting to catch it.
They have not really been using the easel for drawing that much so we will put this away for now. And introduce Chalk drawing for the children to draw with on the ground.
They have really been enjoying the books but with some of the wet days the area it was set up has not been dry for them to sit and look at the books so we may move them to the decking.
They have enjoyed the blocks both plastic and wooden so we will continue with these.
They have also enjoyed the swings and also the tyres rolling them around and sitting in them.
The rubbish bin lids have been used as stepping stones the children are still enjoying these.
With the obstacle course, some of the children have been using it but most have lost interest so we will move it around to make it more interesting. We will discuss it with the staff and see what we can all come up with?
We may a row of tyres around the obstacle course so the children can through them.
And we the footy season the children have been enjoying kicking the balls around and also talking about what teams they go for most change on a weekly basis.