It is said that you should never work with children and animals - but how cute when you put children and puppies together. It was lovely to have Sam and her puppies visit us today.
On Thursday the children from the 3-5 room went on a visit to Drimsdale machair where they got to explore the machair, watch the machinery in action, and learn about the processes a crofter goes through when cutting, bailing and wrapping the crops. The children were counting bales, investigating the corn heads, how heavy the bales were by trying to make them roll over, they also loved having a picnic in the sunshine.
Many thanks go to Duncan John MacEachan and his team who ensured the children had a great trip.
The last couple weeks the 3-4 group have been working on their mini beast topic. They have had lots of fun exploring outside in the sun and looking for mini beasts with our magnifying glasses. They have been creating mini beasts for our display wall, they made some snails using egg cartons, they also took part in a sorting bug game which they all did great in. The children are still really enjoying this topic. The children put their bug hotel out and are waiting on some guests to visit.
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!
The children in the nursery enjoy exploring their outdoor environment while developing their gross motor skills and coordination.
We would like to send a big Tapadh Leibh to one of our Grandparents Anne-Marie Johnson for donating buggies for the babies to play with. They have had a lot of fun with them, and have enjoyed taking their dollies out for walks.
What better way to learn about geamhradh than to get fully immersed in the great outdoors, exploring and promoting gross motor skills.
As we are learning about winter, we have made an "ice rink" outside out of some plastic and washing up liquid.
The children were making the most of the lovely calm day and chose to have snack outside. They spent their afternoon transporting the bark from one area to another an made up their own game of 'Crocodile Tig'.
The children were given a thorough work out in the sunshine this morning during their game of gross motor bingo. They certainly worked up an appetite for lunch.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.