At Nursery we have been exploring nature as the seasons change. We have been looking for interesting discoveries in our outdoor areas, talking about the differences in texture between rough spiky husks and smooth shiny conkers. Back indoors we are using all our senses to create art with natural materials, melting ice and kneading pumpkin scented playdough. So how can you extend this autumn learning at home? Children will enjoy wrapping up warm and heading out on a discovery walk
We have been learning about the life cycle of plants since spring, when we planted seeds, and we enjoyed many colourful flowers over the summer in our Nursery gardens. You can extend this learning by growing cress at home. Cress seeds are perfect as they grow quickly and can be planted in soil or even grown on paper towels or cotton wool. You can buy seeds online or from any garden centre. For a quick crop at any time of
The Leeds Jurassic Trail was a highlight of our summer holidays. Our pre-schoolers enjoyed searching for the majestic animatronic dinosaurs hidden across the city centre, collecting stamps with their grown-ups, and telling their friends all about their fascinating adventures once safely back in Nursery! As this is such an intriguing topic for early years children, we extended the dino-themed learning into nursery. If you have a budding palaeontologist at home, you can feed their interest with these roarsome activity ideas.
Self-regulation is how we react and control our emotions – a skill we aren’t born with.
Children have to learn how to understand, process and control what they’re thinking, and as caregivers we play a huge role in this. So how can we help?