Saturday, August 28, 2010

Using unconvential materials

The outcome of training I have done recently is to provide children with open ended play experiences rather than trying to shape their play for an end result. The idea is to work within children's interests and then look at the skills they are working on. It is all dependant on providing an environment that gives children a "sense of wonder" so that is my new goal.

Here is an interesting link I found today.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Garden week next week

We are having a theme week next week. A month ago one of the kids helped me plant hollyhock seeds and they have finally sprouted enough to plant them out so firstly we are going to plant them into a planter along with a little stake with each child's name and photo.

In conjunction with this we are planning some related craft activities and are making collage snails, painted ladybirds, painted sticks and pet rocks.

I am also planning on setting up some exciting play areas around our theme so when the kids arrive next week there should be some new things.

Isnt it great what happens when you dont have a busy weekend!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Foggy Morning

We woke up to this last week, really eerie!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nearly all full

It has been a full on couple of weeks, I have filled all but one vacancies and I must say they are just a lovely group of kids and families. Now we just have a few weeks to settle the new ones in and we can really get into some new and exciting experiences.