February 2019

12.2.19 Puzzles

By | 2019-02-12T15:26:54+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Wisteria|

Playing with jigsaw puzzles teaches children problem solving and helps with fine motor skills, hand–eye coordination and spatial awareness. Jigsaw puzzles also help with children’s visual perception skills, which are necessary in maths and writing. It was lovely to see the Wisteria children working together to find the correct placement for each puzzle as they [...]

11/02/19 – Caring for Guinea Pigs

By | 2019-02-11T10:17:54+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Wisteria|

Since the arrival of our guinea pigs late last year, the children have enjoyed holding and patting them, and have become more confident even with hand-feeding them! This morning we began looking more in-depth about how to care for guinea pigs. The children assisted with getting the guinea pigs food and water, and talked about [...]

08/02/19 – Children’s Yoga

By | 2019-02-08T14:30:07+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Wisteria|

Each afternoon before afternoon tea, the children participate in some relaxation followed by yoga and dance games. This time allows them to learn techniques for self-health and relaxation, which can be used as a positive coping strategy for stress throughout their lives. It also encourages concentration and physiological  awareness. Physically, they are developing their flexibility, [...]

07/02/19 – Brains and Brawn!

By | 2019-02-07T12:49:10+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Wisteria|

Today we noticed a lot of great activity happening on our climbing equipment.  Children use cognitive skills and processes to explore the space and to manoeuvre through it. This requires the ability to connect visual and kinetic understandings, to hypothesise, experiment, problem-solve and take measured risks. The children use a number of ways to move [...]

By | 2019-02-06T12:00:21+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Wisteria|

This morning the children gathered at the play dough table with the various loos parts to investigate together such as the straws, loose tea seeds, pipe cleaners and sticks. The Wisteria children worked in partnership exploring and communicating their ideas to each other. It was lovely to see the children working together. Poppy “echidna” Frida [...]

Tuesday 5th February

By | 2019-02-05T12:24:33+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Wisteria|

The home corner was a hive of activity today, all the new toys we added have revitalised the area. The home corner is a great place for children to learn about social interactions, they learn individually and collectively.  They can try out their social skills by experimenting with such skills as sharing, turntaking and negotiating [...]

Monday 4th February 2019

By | 2019-02-04T14:37:03+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Wisteria|

The children really enjoyed more pouring this morning, this time they showed great interest in using the watering cans. Plants were watered throughout the centre and then the children experimented a little Ezekiel discovered if he poured the water in the top of the pipe water then appeared out the other end he found his [...]

01/02/19 – Bonjour Babies!

By | 2019-02-01T13:08:59+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Wisteria|

Today we had our first Bonjour Babies class for the year. For some of the children, this was their first experience of our French class, and while they seemed a bit confused to begin with, they all quickly and happily participated by dancing and vocalising along. We met our puppet friends Pierre and Juliet, sang [...]

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