Today the children started the morning off with some play dough exploration, they used different tools like rollers, cutters, and children’s knifes to manipulate the dough whichever way they wanted. There is many benefits to dough play, it develops the child’s fine motor skills, encourages creativity, it enhances hand-eye coordination, it helps improve social skills and also can support literacy and numeracy. The children love playing with this activity and concentrate for up to at least a half hour.
Lily, Adeline and Charlotte did some camping inside. They used blankets as sleeping bags and spoke about seeing the stars in the sky. They also brought their baby dolls with them.
Celina and Amelia are showing signs of friendship building. They love to say hello and play together at Aqua. Today they explored the teddy bears together, laughing with each other.
In the book corner we had a group sitting and sharing toys, they passed a bike with Minnie Mouse on it to each other. So good to see sharing skills developing.
We split into 3 small groups before learning centre time and welcome each other first, then we use listening skills to read stories with our teachers. Each day we watch as the children’s concentration skills develop within the large and small groups.
Learning Centre then and the children split into smaller groups, with Amol some of the children brushed up on their cutting skills. Harry was excited to give the scissor a go and really tried his best to make small slits inside the paper.
With Lisa a group drew some Vegetables and spoke about the importance of keeping their body healthy.
With Alejandra her group used cognitive skills remembering were the match was to the card. Jack laughed as he found a pair.
With Ghazal the children are recognising Letters, today they did the caterpillar.
Henry and Charlie made the biggest house for Donna, they loved to build, I can see young architects in them.
We had a super exciting day today in Aqua.