We've also been sharing a story every day before lunch - focusing, this week, on books that support PSED. One favourite is, 'The Colour Monster' - a book which encourages children to understand and recognise their emotions. The Colour Monster starts the book all confused and mixed up, but with the help of a friend, Colour Monster is able to sort his emotions into different colours and talk about how different emotions make him feel. This supports our children to start to understand their own emotions and talk about their feelings.
The garden has remained popular, with many children making use of our trikes and climbing frame. The mud kitchen has also been busy all week again, with children combining lots of different ingredients, such as mud, water, leaves and sticks! This provides great opportunities for children to develop their motor skills, as they mix and pour, as well as introducing maths concepts, such as counting scoops of water and measuring their ingredients, using language such as 'more' and 'less'.
Other popular activities this week have included the cars and ramps, dolls house, dinosaurs, wooden building blocks, and home corner.
Ideas to continue the learning at home:
Why not watch the Colour Monster story on-line and discuss how different emotions make your child feel? You could talk about things that make your child happy, sad, or angry? Why not look in a mirror, and ask your child to make different faces?
The Colour Monster - ⭐ With QUIZ & discussion!!! ⭐ - Bing video