World Book Day
In the baby room for world book day we focused on three different books based on our interests. We looked at the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” book and explored a textured tuft tray filled with mini beasts and a variety of foods, we really enjoyed using our imaginations to pretend the minibeasts were eating the foods. Our second boon was “Hello Duck” and we played peekaboo and said hello to our own ducks that were hidden under blue materials. Our third book was “Twinkle, twinkle” and we caught our own stars and sorted them into baskets. For world book day we did a variety of activities in preschool, we made a “we’re going on a bear hunt” where we used different dry and materials to recreate the condition they walked through in the story to find the bear, the children enjoyed a very animated reading read by Leyla as they acted out the story through small world play. In addition to this there was a colour monster tuft tray set up where the children could sort coloured spaghetti in to different jars to identify their feelings and give them an opening to talk about how they were feeling. They enjoyed using tongs and scoops to explore the spaghetti and sort through the emotions. The children dressed up amazing and really got into character with their dress up!
In toddler room, the children that dressed up in characters, brought in their favourite stories and we had different circle groups to read the stories. We had ‘Elmer’ which is one of our favourite stories. The toddlers were naming the colours and all the different animals in the book. Then to extend the activity, the toddlers started stomping around like elephants and blowing trunks around the room. The next book we read was ‘I want my dinner’ which we were teaching the children that they should always say their please and thank you’s. After we had finished the children’s books, they then read their nursery favourite story, which is ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo” and they learned the Makaton and sang the song version of the story. To then extend the activity, they made rabbit paintings with googly eyes and goonies.