Is èasgaidh a' chlann againn nuair a tha iad a' dol an sàs anns an uidheamachd iasgaich againn, a' slaodadh, a' putadh, a' togail, a' dealbhachadh, a còmhradh, a' cruthachadh. Is deagh spòrs ann aig an aon àm.
The children have been very creative in their approaches to play with the new fishing equipment.
We are starting the training opportunities for the fishermen and women of the future young!
Iain Johnstone skipper of the boat Vespa has very kindly donated some items which we have used to create a fishing role play area in our garden. This has generated a lot of interest among the children and we are looking forward to seeing where their imaginations take them while playing with fishing equipment over the months to come.
Chaidh Là na Gàidhlig a chomharachadh ann an iomadach diofar dhoigh ann an Cothrom Og.
Le taic mhaoineachaidh bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig chur sinn fiathachadh gu Linda NicLeoid tighinn thugainn beò air Teams airson seisean Leugh le Linda. Bha sinn cho toilichte gum b' urrainn na ceithir sgoiltean-araich eile ann an UIbhist a bhith còmhla rinn, 's abair gu robh a' chlann math gu seinn agus gabhail pàirt!
Chaidh beagan eile den t-airgead a fhuair sinn bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig a chosg air bogsa-chiuil ùr agus bha seinn a' dol a' chuid 's motha de'n là eadar a' bhogsa chiùil, Leugh le Linda, an larach-linn ‘Orain na Cloinne Bige’ agus an luchd-obrach a' seinn gu binn.
Tha sinn air leth taingeil gu Comunn nam Parant a chur thugainn pasgain loma-làn ghoireasan Ghàidhlig agus fiosrachadh mu Foghlam Tro Mheadhan Na Gàidhlig, 's tha sinn an dòchas gum bith iad gu feum airson gach teaghlach a fhuair fear, agus gun còrd am bogsa 'flashcards' Gàidhlig a fhuair iad an luib na pasgain.
Tha sinn a' cumail tachartas comhla ri Ceòlas airson taic a thoirt gu teaghlaichean le bhith ag ionnsachadh agus a' còmhradh ann an Gàidhlig, 'Cocaireachd 's Còmhradh Còmhla.' Bith sinn a' ruith an tachartas seo a-rithist an ath bhliadhna ma tha daoine eile ag iarraidh an cothrom tighinn.
We celebrated La na Gàidhlig in a variety of different ways in Cothrom Og. With funding support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig we invited Linda MacLeod to join us live through Teams for a ‘Leugh le Linda’ session. We were so happy to be joined by the four other nurseries in Uist.
We spent another bit of the Bòrd na Gàidhlig money on a new music box and we spent most of the day singing between the music box, Linda, the website 'Orain na Cloinne Bige’ and the staff singing beautifully.
We are very grateful to Comunn Nam Parant for providing packs which were full of Gaelic resources and information about Gaelic Medium Education, and we hope they will be useful for all of the families who received them.
We are hosting an event with Ceòlas to support families learning or to converse in Gaelic " Cooking and conversing together' We will run this event again in the new year if other families would like to attend.
On Thursday the 11th of November we had pyjama day, which included lots of squeals of delight as each child arrived and the array of patterns, characters, and fluffy slippers were being checked out.
We invited each child to bring along a special teddy, dolly, or soft toy as the Health and Wellbeing focus for the day was "sharing and caring". The children explored this theme through stories, playing with the toys, washing and looking after the dollies and while having a soft toy picnic.
The 0-3 children had a fantastic time on our trip to Eriskay Soft Play. We thank the hall committee for making this trip possible by accommodating us. The huge array of equipment gave the children countless ways of having fun and playing, the ball pool seems to have been the favourite for them all. They also got to enjoy their lunch at the hall before returning back to the nursery for a relaxed afternoon.
Abair là sònraichte a bh’ againn air Là Mòr na Leabhraichean ‘s sinn a’ comharrachadh gun d’ fhuair sinn maoineachadh £4000 bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
Cheannaich sinn an t-uabhas leabhraichean ùra bho Acair agus chòrd e glan ris a’ chloinn am bogsa ùr fhosgladh air an là, agus bha iad nas toilichte buileach nuair a fhuair iad am pasgan Bookbug, agus bi cothrom aig na teaghlaichean èisteachd ris na sgeulachdan còmhla air https://www.gaelic4parents.com/maoilios/read-aloud.
Thadhal Liam Crouse oirnn, is e as dèidh duais airson an leabhar as fheàrr do chloinn a ghlèidheadh aig na duaisean Litreachais 2021, ‘s leugh e grunn sgeulachdan laghach.
Fhuair a ‘ chlann cothroman a bhith an lùib na leabhraichean ‘s iad nan suidhe a-muigh am broinn teant mòr sgoinneil a bh’ againn air iasad bho Sgoil Dhalabroig.
Se an là seo cuideachad a’ chiad là a chum Cothrom Òg agus Ceòlas seisean Pàrant ‘s Pàiste, ‘s bith seo againn gach Diardaoin bho 1.30f -3f.
We had a special event in the nursery, Là Mòr Na Leabhraichean, as we were celebrating that we have received a grant of £4000 from Bòrd Na Gàidhlig for Gaelic medium promotion activities.
With this money we purchased Gaelic books for the children from Acair, and there was great excitement when we opened our delivery of new books.
We were delighted to have Liam Crouse, this year's recipient of the Gaelic Literature Award for best unpublished children's book, join us to read some stories. Liam also helped hand out the book bugs bag we received from The Scottish Book Trust.
The children had some great fun exploring books inside the big tent kindly lent by Sgoil Dhalabroig.
On this day we also launched our new Pàrant 's Pàiste sessions in partnership with Ceòlas. They will be held every Thursday in term time in Cothrom 1.30-3.00pm.
Le taic bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig
The children in the 3-5 room were making a special Struan bonnach today and learning about an ancient tradition special to the culture of South Uist.
Michaelmas takes place at the end of September and marks the end of the harvest.
Strùthan or struan was traditionally made on the eve of St Michael.
A struan is a versatile cake with no exact recipe. It is essentially a combination of a girdle scone and a pancake type batter and is especially delicious served warm out of the oven. Some are flavoured with caraway seed or dried fruit.
Here is a Tobar an Dualchais archival recording, which has a transcription:
The 0-2 group have been really busy this week taking part in a lot of creative weather activities. We have been investigating freezing and melting water and learning how ice is made. We also made ice paint, which they made some lovely pictures with.
For our snack we made sun biscuits - making and eating, what a great afternoon!
After making potato scones we still had some potatoes from the St. Peter’s walled garden so what better way to use them than to make a lovely pot of soup.
On Monday the children aged 3-5 went on a walk in Loch Aineort and saw an array of autumn produce, including apples, pears, and brambles. They had a great time exploring in the forest. We are so lucky to have such a playground on our doorstep.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.