Interactive and "messy" play is a great way for young children to develop their motor skills and playing with others develops important social skills such as co-operation and sharing.
The children in the baby room have been making foot print penguin and hand print robins for their winter topic.
They also celebrated Robert Burns and got to try haggis, neeps, and tatties - as well as a little bit of Irn Bru! Kenny very kindly came in and played the pipes for us too.
The Daliburgh Thrift Shop very kindly donated a play kitchen for the children in the baby room. The children have enjoyed role playing making tea and lunch, and even doing the dishes!
We have had a very busy December completing our Autumn topic and preparing for Christmas activities. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and looking forward to 2020.
December has been a very busy month. The children in the baby room have been making snowflakes, stockings, snowmen, stars, and reindeer for our Christmas display.
They also made reindeer dust and very cute Christmas cards for their mams and dads.
They all had loads of fun at our Christmas party dancing all day long, enjoyed some party food and goodies, and they all looked their best in their lovely outfits.
This week we have had guest readers in everyday to read us a story for Book Week Scotland.
On Monday we welcomed Linda and Joe of Leugh is Seinn le Linda.
On Tuesday we had Gruffalo Tea with Monica MacLeod of NHS Western Isles. She treated us to some very exciting snacks, including "roasted fox", "scrambled snake", and "owl ice cream"! Afterwards we played Gruffalo tig outside.
On Wednesday Lo read Oidhche Mhath Sam to us, and we put Sam the teddy to bed together. We also had lots of cuddles, just like Sam did in the book.
On Thursday Sarah MacEachen read Na Trì Mucan Beaga to us, and we then acted the book out with masks.
Katy MacDonald also came in to read and play with us on Thursday.
On Friday Liam Crouse read An Tractar agus an Liobht to us.
Thank you all who came to read and play with us, we are looking forward to next year's Book Week already!
The children in the baby room have been busy making some spooky Halloween decorations.
They also enjoyed sensory play by exploring lots of different textures, such as spaghetti worms, beasties in jelly, and the inside of a pumpkin.
Our Halloween Party was a great success. All the children dressed up in some very scary costumes and took part in lots of fun games planned by staff – searching for eyeballs was a particular favourite! The children also made some delicious pumpkin soup which went down a treat.
Airson Latha Fèill Mhìcheil fhuair a chlann an cothrom Stùan a dheanamh comhla ri Fiona. Ged a tha strùan caran doirbh a dheanamh, dh’obraich a h-uile duine uamhasach math comhladh. Chòrd an strùan ris a chlann gu mòr!
For Michaelmas, the children were given the opportunity to make Strùan with Fiona. Although this is a complex process, everyone worked well together to create a very tasty bannock, which was a big hit with the children.
We started off the term by learning a little about Autumn. The children were excited to investigate the changes that take place over the season even the rain didn’t stop them! The children took part in various arts and craft sessions between the nursey and ReStore, with Maria.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.