Unfortunately the weather was very wet for much of the week, so we have been making the most of indoor play! We have explored a range of construction based toys, including; Popoids, magnetics, cogs and wheels and wooden building blocks – this has inspired lots of lovely small group play, with children helping one another to build their masterpieces!
Our Jolly Jo session this week started with children moving in various ways; running, walking, taking big steps, little steps and walking on tiptoes. We then focused on colours; trying to match items to the correct colour mat. Next, we raced in pairs to catch hula hoops – trying to work out which way they might roll! Finally, we asked the children what game they would like to play, and it was decided to play Duck Duck Goose –this is a ring game where children sit in a circle and someone walks around the circle saying, duck, duck, duck… until they choose their ‘goose’ – this person then has to chase the chooser around the circle. It is a lovely game for teaching turn taking, group collaboration, listening skills and, most importantly – fun!
We enjoyed a music session with the children this week; we focused on the different sounds the instruments made and then looked at concepts such as loud/quiet fast/slow and playing along to some of our favourite songs.
Our technology toys proved popular this week – the laptop was out, with a range of simple games for children to play, as well as our programmable Beebot robot.
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
We hope you all enjoy your Easter break – we’d love to hear about any fun adventures people have!