We’ve also explored a post office workers role by setting up our own post office role play. Children were busy writing letters, putting these in envelopes and then posting them, a great way to encourage physical development and early writing skills. We even used scissors to cut our own stamps from foam!
Finally, we created some ‘large art’ – we drew around one of the children and then turned this into someone who helps us. The children decided it was a police woman and helped to create her uniform with various arts and craft supplies.
The children enjoyed making their own playdough this week – one of our college students introduced us to a new recipe and technique for making playdough; it started off much gloopier than our usual recipe and offered a great opportunity to discuss textures. Plenty of rolling, squashing and squishing later, with plenty of opportunity to use those gross motor muscles to work the dough, it was the playdough we know and love!
Jolly Jo this week focused on developing throwing skills as we aimed to throw hoops onto cones and beanbags into baskets. We also brought in numbers, counting our beanbags and asking who had the most.
We’ve enjoyed plenty of listening games this week. We played musical statues during Jolly Jo, listening for when the music stopped. We also played ‘Simon says’, listening to the different instruction given. In the garden we’ve continued with our daily mile, giving it a snowy theme, and played What’s the time Mr Wolf.
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home: The children have enjoyed learning about people who help us, so why not discuss your own job role with your child? Whether a full time parent, shop worker, doctor etc. it can be fun to learn about what people do.