The children at Old Coates House love using loose parts in our play-doh area.
We have have collected lots of autumnal objects and are getting creative.
Play-doh is a brilliant way to engage children with developing fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and imagination skills.
It can also be calming and therapeutic with the children smashing, squeezing and rolling the play-dough allowing them to release extra energy or stress.
One of our Doune Terrace pre school mums recently enjoyed a Spa Day with friends.
After much discussion of this in nursery, the children decided they wanted to have one of their own!
They made face masks, relaxed on the mats to some music, and gave each other a foot massage.
It was such a peaceful afternoon.
We have been looking at Autumn in the toddler room at Walker Street, and what better story to read but the Gruffalo!
We turned our story corner into a Gruffalo themed forest complete with a river and all the animals from the book.
It really brought the story to life for the boys and girls!
Our toddlers at Early Days have designed their own painting objects using a variety of outdoor materials.
We collected lots of exciting things during our walk to Dean Village which we took back to nursery so we could paint with nature.
It was so interesting to see the different paint patterns each of our new brushes made.
Our Doune Terrace Children’s Committee is up and running and the boys and girls have made a great start.
They have been collecting daily numbers, washing dishes, looking after the babies and tweenies and have even shown a new parent around the nursery!
This month their focus is friendship and helping to settle new children into the pre school room.
Keep up the good work!
Our children at Walker Street Nursery were lucky enough to explore Maureen Crandles garden today.
We were there on a very special visit – to help harvest the apples and pears from the beautiful fruitful trees.
We filled five huge tubs of the fruit which we donated to businesses for everyone to enjoy.
And of course we kept a load back for Suzi to make some yummy fruit crumble.