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Latest from Ardenza Hello everyone! This is what your littles ones are up to this week in Ardenza! In the baby room Suzanne and Laura are continuing on with senses and this week focusing on hearing. In circle time the girls will use musical instruments and toys to test out babies hearing and introduce them to lots of different sounds. They will give the babies little challenges where one of the girls will go to the other side of the room and make a sound and see if babies will follow it. |The girls will put on different types of sounds and music like dancing music and move…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everybody I hope everybody has settled back into the routine of school and preschool again! Here is what we are up to in Ardenza this week! In the baby room it’s all about family as the girls try and help the babies with those precious first words. In circle time Suzanne will put the babies’ family photo board on the mat and let the babies see their family pictures. She will point out mammy, daddy and whoever else is in the picture and sound out the words and encourage them to copy. She will continue to sound them out throughout the daily activities to…

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Latest From Ardenza Hello Everyone, hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather we have been having! Here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Kathyln will be doing outdoor play with the babies(weather permitting) so there will be lots of moving around for the babies. The girls will pull out the outdoor baby tent and fill it with soft blankets, cushions and toys and do circle time in it outside singing songs, doing block play and reading stories. Kathyln will take the older babies around the garden to play with the toys so they will be lots of…

Summer is here!

Summer is here! Hello Everyone! It’s hard to believe summer is here! Hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend. Here is what we are learning this week. In the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are letting the babies explore through their senses with soft and hard materials. In circle time the girls will sit with the babies and give them baskets filled with soft materials like different textured clothes Velcro, towel, silk and feathers and hard materials like tinfoil, lollypop sticks and pieces of clean lino. The girls will rub the materials onto babies face and hands and encourage them to hold and feel. The girls…

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Latest From Ardenza Hello Everybody! The summer is fast approaching! Here is what we are up to in Ardenza this week. In the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are doing the wheels on the bus with the babies. in circle time the girls will sing the song and do the actions, helping and encouraging them to move along. They will look at pictures of buses and read stories on bus trips. The baby room is located in the front of the crèche so they are lucky enough to see the bus outside the window so every time the bus stops the girls will sing the song and show…

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Latest From Ardenza Hello Everybody, hope you had a lovely Easter and aren’t too full! Here is what we are up to this week. In the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are doing baby animals with the babies. In circle time the girls will look at pictures and stories of baby animals, pointing them out, describing them and doing the sounds of that animal. The girls will read stories on baby animals and sing songs like 'Old MacDonald' changing it to baby animals. Suzanne will do a big drawing of baby animals and stick it on the wall and ask the babies to paint it. The babies will…

It’s Christmas time!!

It’s Christmas time!! Hi all, its chrrrisstmaass!! We cannot contain our excitement in Ardenza! Staff and children are in a giddy mood as we prepare for Santa! These next two weeks will be spent having lots of fun and doing all things Christmas! Here is what each room will be doing. In the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine will sit with the babies and look through pictures of Santa, describing him and try and get the babies to say HO HO HO. The girls will sing Christmas songs like Jingle Bells , Rudolph the red nosed reindeer and Santa Claus is coming to town. The babies will play…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello Everybody! We’re definitely getting closer to Christmas as the kids have started to talk about Santa which is very exciting! The girls are all massive fans of Christmas so they are just as excited! In the meantime here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are doing the colour orange with the babies. In circle time they will fill the baskets with orange toys, blocks and balls and repeat the word orange. The girls will point out orange colours in books and pictures and in any clothes the babies are wearing. For sensory play…

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Latest From Ardenza In the Baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are doing the sense sight. In circle time the girls will sit with the babies with the mirror and point out eyes. The girls will do blinking movements and see if the babies copy. The girls will hide toys in front of the babies and see if they look for them and they will give them colourful toys and objects that are visually stimulating. The younger babies will play with colourful soft toys while the older babies will get to play with colourful wooden puzzles. The babies will also get to do some scribbling on coloured paper. In…

Going Camping

Going Camping Hello Everybody, here is what we are up to in Ardenza this week. In the Baby room continuing on from the sensory theme this month, the babies are exploring  mud and sand. Suzanne will get some mud and mix it with water and will filter it to make sure there are no stones, pieces of material or insects in it and put it into a tray. It will be watered down to make it soft and the girls will encourage the babies to put their hands in. The same will be done for sand, there will be one tray of dry sand and one of…