Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Picture Book Challenge: March and April

Library haul! It's nice to relearn the farm animal signs and we are also learning the sounds. I love Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and we had to get another lift the flap book after the popularity of Animal Hide and Seek so Spot seemed like a good place as any to start.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Park Life: April 2014

A big photo dump for the weekend! 

Enjoy the Easter weekend with your family and loved ones, this is what bank holidays are made for. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spring Book Round Up

Following on from my spring and easter discovery basket here is the book round up as promised. Handa is in many popular children's book and this story helps teach counting and Handa looks after her hens. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Discovery Basket: Spring

Spring has sprung. Daffs, blossom, lambs and at the end of this week is Easter. 

I made a small discovery basket on the theme for L to enjoy and to focus some talk on Spring. As L becomes more and more chatty with a greater range of sounds it is becoming really important to me that we have lots of chances for high quality talk during play times now. Discovery baskets provide a great chance to talk and to introduce new vocabulary to both young babies and older children. I would use similar discovery baskets as focus activities in my classroom for those children for whom talk and language was an important focus. 


Monday, 7 April 2014

Discovery Basket: Shiney Things

This was a really fun basket to use with L and one in which we were able to adapt and expand playtime through the week.

It started with a five minute dash around the house looking for shiney things.

Our basket contained

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Breast Feeding and Proud

The news has been filled with breastfeeding and breast issues recently. From a perhaps ill thought out campaign in a newspaper famous for its breasts to mass feedings in support of a nursing mother secretly photographed and labelled a tramp. 

It has respired my desire to normalise breastfeeding for the hundreds of thousands of women who every day whip out a boob to feed their babies. 

Breasts, mammary glands, boobs, tits, norks, jubblies, chesticals, masoomies, chebs, jugs, whaps, baps, bosoms, pillows, melons, personalities. (Thank you Daddy Morkus for sharing this list)