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Hello families, welcome to Tuesday in Babies’ 3,

Today we welcomed Winston, Parker, Bella, Jhye, Matthew, Valencia and Adeleine.

We were busy exploring our room this morning with lots of role play. Winston sat down in home corner where the dolls were set up for a dolly picnic. Winston began leaning one of the dolls down, pretending she was eating out of the bowl. He then picked up a banana and held it close to another dolly’s mouth. Mel said is dolly enjoying her banana. Winston replied “nana” before finding at bottle to continuing feeding the dolls. Parker and Adeleine soon joined in. Adeleine also feed a bottle to her dolly and Parker thought her dolly would like some banana and some yummy watermelon. Parker also pretended to eat the delicious banana. Jhye found the dinosaurs, he brought them over to Mel and began roaring and stomping his feet and Matthew was busy talking on the toy phone, holding it up to his ear

Bella sat quietly in book corner looking through the jungle book, earlier Bella was pointing up at the books saying “monkey, monkey!” communicating with Mel that she wanted the book with the monkey on the cover. Mel said oh the Jungle book. Bella replied “Yeah”.

During this time Valencia was sitting at the table finishing a cracker she arrived with this morning.

It was time for group time dancing!!!! We all hovered around Mel yelling “Shark, Shark” We all danced together with Mel and Otavia sharing giggles and laughter as we showed off our best moves, Bella and Parker enjoyed holding hands and rocking back and forth giggling. After Baby Shark finished Mel asked her friends if they could touch their heads, shoulders, knees and toes….We all went through each body part together and then Mel played the song, doing all the actions together. It was lots of fun and one of our favourite group times.!! After dancing Bella and Parker Sat together and took turns of the piano. Later Matthew had a turn too, smiling up at Mel as he made his own music.

Jhye was engaged with the coloured sensory toy pushing it back and forth and Valencia was looking through the tractor book and engaged in play with the pop up today, demonstrating her fine motor as she pushed the buttons and levers to make the animals pop! Jhye also had a turn of the turtle, pushing all the buttons down so the turtles head would pop outs. Bella, Winston and Jhye also sat with one of their favourite toys, the spinning toy, this toy is great for hand/eye coordination as the place each disc on top and watch it spin all the way to the bottom.

It was time to clean up our room to our “clean up” song, wash our hands and sit down together at the table to enjoy our yummy Apple chia and date pancakes.

Continuing to celebrate Naidoc Week today Miss Mel planned a dot painting experience using yellow, red, brown, and green paint and cotton tips to make our own boomerangs.

Valencia enjoyed painting and understood to create dots with he cotton tip. Winston was very excited in the beginning then quickly lost interest. He preferred to mix the colours rather than do dot painting. Matthew had a look of concentration as he dotted his boomerang, he liked the mix the colours together too. Parker loves painting and was happy during the activity. She was the first one up to the table eager to get started. As Parker was painting, she was saying “dot, dot, dot”. Bella was not too keen today, she was very fast doing her dots and looked up and said to Miss Otavia “no more” She was more interested in toys of interest instead. Jhye loved painting, his favourite part was dipping the cotton tips into different colours and Adeleine enjoyed dotting her page however not for too long, she wanted to continue playing

.After the activity we ventured outside where Miss Otavia set up an indigenous music corner with lots of different instruments to explore. We loved experimenting with the different musical instruments and making our own music. Miss Otavia enjoyed a little dance with Parker, Valencia, and Bella. Spinning round and round together.

Aboriginal Music Instruments. Different tribes used various instruments including boomerangs, clubs, sticks, hollow logs, drums, seed rattles and of course the didgeridoo. Hand clapping and lap/thigh slapping were common. Decorated drums were made from hollow logs, and some covered with reptile skins.

It was time to head back inside to clean up for lunch, we all washed our hands and sat down at the tale waiting so patently for our lunch to be served up. Mel handed out the bibs and some of our friends attempted to put them on themselves. Today we enjoyed Spaghetti Bolognese YUM!!

Our afternoon play will be child led with some indoor play. Depending on the weather and if its not too cold we may head outside to exert some energy and practice our gross motor skills and Mel will bring out the bubbles for some bubble play.

After we finished our lunch some of us enjoyed our bottles as we drifted off to sleep on our mattress to some soft relaxing music.

Thank you for a fabulous Tuesday babies.

We will see you all again very soon.

Miss Melinda and Miss Otavia. xxxxx