Hello families and friends♥
Happy Wednesday and welcome to Toddlers Two classroom.
Today in our crew we welcomed Jackson B, Indi, Jackson C, Mathias, Cameron, Edward, Leiana, Macsen, Max, Spencer and Noa.
Our day began with our friends enjoying the sunshine outside in the playground area before the rain came down throughout the day. The children had the opportunity to do:
- Face painting with Miss Hope – Using a special body paint Miss Hope encouraged the children to ask for a picture, Jackson.C and Max asked for a spider – Noa asked for a flower and Edward asked for a happy face.
- Blowing bubbles with Miss Jess! Popping bubbles around the yard using their little fingers.
- Sandpit play – Digging and building sand castle and making animal shapes – Leiana, Spencer, Max and Macsen had a good time playing in the sand this morning.
- Riding the bikes – Cameron, Macsen, Jackson B, and Jackson C and Indi enjoyed taking turns to ride the bikes around the yard.
- Horses – The next door horses came close to the fence in this morning to say “Hello” to our friends – also we tried feeding the animals with carrots but the didn’t come back- Our friends love the contact with the horses! ♥
The time flies when we are having so much fun! It was then time to explore our beautiful inside environment and to also start our morning routines. In our group time today Miss Gabi read a book called ” potty fun” – It is a fun flip book to encourage toddlers to use a potty/ toilet. We are having a increasing number of toilet training in our classroom!!! Then everybody sat down on the group mat and listened very carefully to the story and guessed what was behind the flaps in the book. – After our story book we sang our favourite rhyme songs and then a transition song for washing hands.
After morning tea it was time to explore the environment around and search for their self-interest play. For our indoor experiences we engaged in today included:
- Continuing on with celebrating Chinese’s New year! We had a sensory play – using colourful noodles and chop sticks. Our friends had the experience to transport the pasta from a big bowl to a small one using the chop sticks. This activity was sensory based and supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem solving and social interaction.
- Role playing in home corner was popular as the children played with the soft toy foods pretending they were cooking.
- Reading books and singing songs on the group mat.
- Playing with the cars on the transportation mat and garage.
Now we are having a lovely rest time in our beds listening to soft music and relaxing by charging our energy for another big play in the afternoon!
Check out our photos!
Miss Gabi, Miss Jess and Miss Hope.