With the weather becoming wetter this week, we’ve had to try and find ways to work off our energy indoors! We had an energetic Jolly Jo session on Tuesday - our older children were involved in balancing bean bags, throwing and rolling balls and trying to colour match! Our younger children focused on simply exploring different ways of moving, such as moving like cars, trains or planes! These sessions not only focus on important gross motor skills, such as running and throwing, they also help develop children’s listening skills, with children having to listen to instructions and then follow that through. It also helps children to learn essential skills such as turn taking and team work.
As well as our Jolly Jo session, we’ve also enjoyed having the climbing frame up indoors; the children have played in small groups of 5 and enjoyed climbing, swinging and sliding off of the frame.
Other popular activities this week have included the marble run, glittery crafts, stickle bricks and ‘painting’ with water outside using our large brushes. We have also enjoyed lots of songs at circle time, with children using our song box to decide what songs we should sing! Our dressing up was also revamped this week, with lots of new outfits and different materials that enable children to create their own costumes!
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
Join in with our half term challenge… see what autumnal finds you can collect this half term and then attach them to a piece of paper… get sponsored by as many friends and family as you can. We look forward to seeing how many different things people can find! There will be a prize for the winner!