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Picnic Time

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Picnic Time

The Little Bears have been enjoying the afternoon sun and having their tea outside. This is a great way to encourage social interaction and to practice our good...

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Who wants an ice cream?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Who wants an ice cream?

The Little Bear’s decided that they wanted to make some ice cream. The practitioners set up a ice cream making factory, with shaving foam ice cream and spaghetti letter sprinkles. This gave them a great opportunity to talk about fruit flavours, hot and cold and recognizing...

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Car Washing

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Car Washing

The Big Bears have enjoyed washing their cars and jumping in the big puddles outside. This is a  great activity for practicing big physical...

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Bubble Fun!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Bubble Fun!

The Little Bears wrapped up warm and went for a run on the field to practice and develop their gross motor physical skills. Chasing and popping bubbles is great...

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Numbers Are Everywhere!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Numbers Are Everywhere!

This week the Big Bears have been practicing number recognition and simple maths. The new hopscotch rugs provides a great jumping game! The staff have changed the maths table to include photos of groups of children. The children have enjoyed counting their friends and adding two numbers...

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Off to the Moon!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Off to the Moon!

The Little Bears have enjoyed playing with moon sand this week. This is a great sensory experience for all ages and leads to great discussions about textures and space.    

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Christmas Puddings

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Christmas Puddings

The Little Bears have been using their imaginations and making Christmas Puddings in the digging area. This activity allowed for a lot of talk about Christmas, mathematical language when cutting the pudding in to halves and quarters and singing the Christmas Pudding...

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Counting Games

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Counting Games

The Big Bears have been playing counting games and practicing their number recognition and turn taking skills. This is a really easy game that you could play at home!   To play you will need: Paper/plastic cups A dice Lots of small items to fit underneath the cups   To set the game up: Turn the cups over and label the bottom with numbers 1-6, you may want to have duplicates of numbers if playing with a lot of children. Place different amounts of the small items under each of the cups. Give each child a cup to collect the items into.   Here’s how the Big Bears played the game: The children sat in a circle and each had a paper cup, they took turns to roll a dice. They counted the dots on the dice and in the middle of the circle were upturned cup with numbers written on the bottom of them. The children then had to match the number they had rolled on the dice to the number on the cup. Once they had found the correct cup they lifted it up to find some little people. They counted how many little people there were and placed them into their own cup. Once all the cups had been lifted they then counted out how many little people they each had, the one with the most little people was the winner!...

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Mark Making

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Mark Making

The Little Bears have been practicing their mark making skills in preparation for writing lots of Christmas...

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Pudsey Hospital

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Pudsey Hospital

This week the Big Bears have been taking care of each other and the staff at the Pudsey Hospital. There has been lots of Doctors and Nurses attending to broken bones and poorly tummies and of course the hospital office has been busy arranging appointments and writing prescriptions. During this role play activity the children have been practicing their writing skills, expanding on their imagination and working together to problem solve.                ...

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