The boys are outside, enjoying some time to investigate the amount of water that has gathered in the tyres. One found a star fish in the sand area and took it up to put it in the water, telling us "it needs water to survive". Also ‘double trouble’ gathering water for their mud pies! Our poor mud kitchen took a bit of a battering in the recent gales, but this doesn’t stop us having some messy outdoor fun!
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Emily from Wild Things Uist visited us today to lead outdoor play. When the weather got a bit too rough we played inside instead.
Emily brought in fish boxes that we used to make a space ship, a plane, and a ferry. We went to Alien Pizza Land in our space ship, and to Barra via Madeira on the ferry.
Wearing our hi-viz jackets and helmets we pretended we were builders as part of our new construction topic. One of the most important parts of being a builder is to have a tea break!
We also played with loose parts to independently exercise our imagination
We celebrated Chinese new Year by making our own chicken and vegetable Chow Mein with prawn crackers.
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.
We are learning about shapes and colours by playing with different blocks. It takes lots of concentration, but it's also fun!
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.
This week we've been learning more about numbers, but we've also had lots of independent and guided play!
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've been experimenting making our own colours using foam. We started mixing with paint brushes so we could improve our fine motor skills, but eventually mixing with our hands was more fun!
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.