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Latest from Ardenza Hello everybody, the holidays are flying by but lots to do in Ardenza! here is what we are up to this week! In the baby room Suzanne and Kathlyn are teaching the babies about zoo animals. In circle time the girls will sit with the babies and look through zoo story books and pictures pointing out the animal and making the sounds. The babies will get to look at animal flashcards and the girls will do role play acting like the animals. Some of the babies already know the sounds some animals make so hopefully they will make the sounds too and the younger babies…

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Latest From Ardenza Hello Everybody here is what your little smallies are up to this week in Ardenza! In the baby room Suzanne and Kathlyn are doing The 3 Little Pigs' with the babies. In circle time the girls will sit with the babies with 'The 3 Little Pigs' storybooks and read them the story, pointing out things like the pigs, asking them what noise pigs make and pointing out the wolf. They will exaggerate huffing and puffing and use finger puppets to tell the story. The girls will play with babies toes and do this little piggy and read stories on pigs and farms. The babies will…

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Latest From Ardenza Hello Everybody! We are all looking forward to the month of October in Ardenza as it means we’re getting closer to Halloween! Here is what each room is up to. In the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are continuing on with senses and focusing on hearing. In circle time the girls will use music toys with different sounds to test the babies hearing. The girls will play sounds in different parts of the room and watch the babies reactions. They will make light sounds and heavier sounds and use music picture books to to match the sounds. They will point out our ears and use…

Latest From Ardenza

Latest From Ardenza Hi Guys, here is what your little ones are up to this week in Ardenza. For the month of July in the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine will be focusing on sensory play so this week they will be using soft and hard pasta and spaghetti to stimulate the babies senses. The girls will put the babies in the aprons and on the mat and give them soft and hard pasta and  spaghetti to touch, squeeze, mush up and feel with. Suzanne will also put the pasta into paint and water for the babies to mess around with. Keep your eyes peeled on facebook for…

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Latest From Ardenza Hello Everybody,  it’s great to see a bit of nice fresh weather! Hopefully more this week so the children can run around! Here is what your smallies will be up to in Ardenza Childcare in Blackrock this week! In the Baby room Laura and Lisa are doing 'Humpty, Dumpty' with the babies. The girls will sit on the mats with the babies and read the 'Humpty, Dumpty' rhyme with the nursery rhyme book. Laura will point out things in the pictures like humpty dumpty, wall and fall. Laura will exaggerate the rhyme with hand and facial gestures. The girls will also provide colouring as well as…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello Everybody! Here is what we are up to in Ardenza Childcare in Blackrock this week! In the Baby room Laura and Lisa are doing the colour orange with the babies. During mat time the girls will sit with the babies and make an orange themed sensory tub putting different orange toys and material into it and repeating the word orange. The babies can feel and explore the contents of the tub with the girls interacting and encouraging them. Laura and Lisa will point out the colour orange in books and during feeding times with food and tuber ware. In the toddler room Bernie and…

The Latest in Ardenza

The Latest in Ardenza Hello everybody! Here is what your little ones are up to this week in Ardenza Childcare in Blackrock, Cork! In the baby room, it’s all about the ball play this week. Laura and Lisa will be gathering all different types of balls for the babies, big ones, small ones, soft ones, hard ones and coloured ones. The babies will get to explore, through touch, the different types of balls and maybe the girls will spot the next superstar footballer!!! In the toddler room this week it’s all about mothers and babies. They will be colouring pictures of different types of animals and their babies and…

Teddy bear picnics and all about me

Teddy bear picnics and all about me Hello everybody! Here is what your little ones are up to this week in Ardenza Childcare in Blackrock! In the baby room, its all about teddy bears this week. Laura and Lisa will be talking about teddies. The children will be bringing in their favourite teddy bears and the girls will be singing Songs with them including teddy bears picnic and touch the ground. Hopefully if the weather allows the babies will be making good use of their outdoor play area to have a teddy bear’s picnic. In the toddler room this week its all about butterflies. They will be colouring pictures of butterflies and…

Getting the Best Start

Getting the Best Start Please read the following press release from Early Childhood Ireland on their Pre-budget submission which was launched today in Dublin. As members of Early Childhood Ireland Ardenza Childcare in Blackrock was there and appealed to Cork's politicians to support it. So when they knock on your door please ask them to support this call for investment in Early Years Education!   Early Childhood Ireland’s prebudget submission entitled “Getting the Best Start” challenges Government to move beyond the rhetoric and to make additional investment of €351 million in the early childhood education sector in 2015 via increased capitation, support for parents,training and support for children with special…

Fire safety, forest animals & the number 1

Fire safety, forest animals & the number 1 Hello everybody hope you had a nice long weekend. Here is what the kiddies are up to in Ardenza  Childcare Cork this week! In the baby room Laura and Lisa will be doing the number 1 with the babies. The girls will sound out one in circle time holding up one finger. They will use different toys to show one and sing the song 1 finger 1 thumb. The girls will give the babies a number one colouring page to scribble on and point out items and things in the room that are one, e.g. touch babies nose and say one nose. In the toddler…