This week we welcomed another 2 little ones to Woodentops and they settled very well.
In the garden, the children spent lots of time working together to build dens using the fence, stands, material and lots of pegs. They talked and took turns, planned what would go where and debated when what they did didn’t work. It was fascinating to watch. This went on throughout the week.
Hot chocolate!!!! She spent ages sorting out this for her friend.
Our snails came back in. The children talked about how big they had grown over the summer. We found our baby snail and then put some suggested names in a bowl. Lots of suggestions like red, bus, Shelley, snail, unicorn and brown, the winner was Sprinkle. He’s a little bit camera shy so we will get a pic next week. He joins Sparkle and Herbie.
Areas set up for children to explore.
Our Fairy set, made by 2 children. The fairy house is made out of the wooden bricks and the fairies hidden inside.
One of our little ones spent a long time designing her picture. She chatted about what she was doing and why with her friends and the adult supporting her learning.
This week we had Nisha come and meet us before doing her fabulous Spanishtastic session. The children loved and went home saying ‘Hola’ to their parents and carers. Brilliant as most of them hadn’t done Spanish before.
A little one built a fabulous train track and then added lots of rainbow bridges. He was really busy for ages and it was his 3rd day at Woodentops.
In our ‘home corner’, the children love having the flowers. They help sort them into their little vases. They are really good at taking care of them and they have not been knocked over. We also have some china cups and plates that the children are being very careful with and using fantastically in their play.
The children used their imagination and inspiration from the equipment around them to build a car. They took turns in driving it too.
A new road for the cars to see how fast they can go. The balls went even faster and further along the path.
A little girl loves lining up toys, she also grouped them into colours.
Some lovely building inside, again children working together, sharing ideas and planning how they wanted their building to look and be used.
Hi Everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful summer holidays. This year all the children received their own travelling bear for the summer holiday.
They also had some cress seeds to grow. We’ve had a fantastic response with some photos of cress growing.
One of mums did a lovely description of what her little ones did with their cress seeds. The boys have had a great time checking,watering and eating it, much to my surprise.It really does go to show that if you grow or cook something yourself there’s a greater chance you’ll actually try it and eat it!This has been proven with other cooking activities we have tried over the holidays too!