Construction has been popular this week; with marble run, Stickle bricks, Duplo and wooden blocks all being used to build with. Many of our children will now build with a purpose; using the wooden blocks as ramps for cars, or building houses from Duplo and adding animals or people to develop their play ideas further.
The children decided their own role play this week, with a group of children deciding to play doctors. We got out the dressing up and the doctor set, and the children then developed this; acting as a doctor or patient and diagnosing various complaints!
Our Jolly Jo session this week helped develop running skills; children played the ‘stop-go’ game – having to stop when the red sign is held up, and go when it’s green, wheel barrow racing in pairs, and colour matching.
We were excited to be joined by Sounds Right phonics again this week; with us exploring ‘P’ and ‘T’ sounds this week. Through songs and games these sounds are reinforced, and the idea of blending sounds to form words was explored with Robot Reg.
Finally, we felt snack was an area where children should be more involved. On Friday, children had a tasting table of different fruit, veg and breads. Stickers were awarded for children prepared to try something new, and all children were able to ‘vote’ for their favourite snack items to be added to the menu for next week; this empowers children to be involved in decision making.
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home: Why not involve your children in meal planning? Ask for ideas and look at recipe books together. It can sometimes be difficult to get children to try new foods, but if new tastes are offered alongside familiar foods, or if children have helped choose a meal then they may be more inclined to try.