Sunday, March 30, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Songs for Saturday - Happy & You Know It

If You Are Happy and You Know It!
I'm sure most people know this one and with many different versions around, we like to use it to get
the children up and moving.
We  also like to use it when discussing emotions, we encourage the children to use their faces to demonstrate different emotions e.g. happy, sad, excited, scared, surprised, shy, worried and angry.
click the link for the fun you tube clip we found.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Foto Friday

What a wonderful imaginative play set up. We did a similar one last week. The children connected with past experiences of camping, and we also used it as a focus to talk about safety. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Showcase Sunday

Well, we had another creation session today! Keep your eyes peeled for our new dinosaur setup! While we were making some new sets Miss J had some time test out some of our sets. 

A Teddy Bears Picnic. 
This is one of our first creations that we still have available.
Miss J took each bit out of the box and had a great time setting up the teddies, the picnic blanket, and the pretend food. It was lovely to hear Miss J playing along while we got to work creating some more playscapes.

Miss J also unpacked and engaged with our Australian Literacy experience. 
She set it up with the animals exactly where she wanted them, Then she used the stones and lined them up on the table in the corresponding position to the states according to the map of Australia. Miss J broadened her knowledge of australia, it's animals, the states abbreviations and also added some extra natural materials that were on hand.
 That is why imaginary playscapes are so important for childrens development they learn without even knowing it!
 Creating enthusiastic participants in learning sets up a child for life! 

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Songs for Saturday - Hello around the world

This is a good one to go with Harmony Day
To avoid being tokenistic it is a good idea to add songs like this to everyday routines not only on Harmony Day.
What did you do to celebrate Harmony Day?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Set up Sunday -Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's day!
I love this set up and I'm sure the children will as well.
thanks to MaryLea for her inspiration

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Songs for Saturday - There was an old Lady who swallowed a fly

I just put my iPod on charge ready for group time on Monday and this song started to play.
I thought I would share as it is a good one to go along with the story.
I remember my dad reading this story to me as a child, it is still a favourite today.

here is the link to a you tube video of the song