Latest from Ardenza

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…

Latest From Ardenza

Latest From Ardenza Hello Everybody, here is what your little ones are up to this week in Ardenza! In the Baby room Suzanne and Kathlyn are doing sensory play with sand. Suzanne will fill a tray with sand and put in down on the mat for the babies to explore it. She will encourage them to use their hands and fingers to feel the sand and rub their feet in it so that they can feel the soft grains. After a while the girls will introduce sand toys and pouring equipment and show them different way to us the sand and encourage the babies to copy. There will…

Latest From Ardenza

Latest From Ardenza Hello Everybody! Hope all the Daddys got spoilt at the weekend! Here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Kathlyn are doing sensory play with the babies using pasta and paint. Suzanne will put soft pasta and hard pasta into 2 containers and let the babies explore them with their hands and encourage them to squeeze and feel it. After some exploring the girls will then put in different coloured paint , saying the colour out loud and encourage the babies to feel it. The girls will give the babies clear plastic cups to transfer pastas…

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…

Latest From Ardenza

Latest From Ardenza Hi Everyone, here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are doing 'five little monkeys' with their little monkeys! In circle time the girls will sing it and do the actions counting down using their fingers.  With the bigger and more able babies the girls will jump around doing monkey impressions with them for fun and role play monkeys jumping on the bed! The babies will look at pictures of monkeys and together colour and paint a big monkeys picture stuck onto the wall. The monkey teddies and toys will also be played with and…

La Fheile Padraig

La Fheile Padraig Hello Everybody and a La Fheile Padraig Shona Duit as we celebrate St Patrick's day in Ardenza this week! Here is what each room will be doing to celebrate it! In the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine will be doing the colour green with the babies and making Patrick's day crafts with them. In circle time they will have a green mystery basket of all things green and say the colour green. They will tip the basket over and ask the babies to pick up the green toy and put it into the basket to reinforce the word green. They will put on Irish dancing…

Latest From Ardenza

Latest From Ardenza Hi Everyone, hope our lovely mothers got spoiled on Sunday! Here is what we are doing this week in Ardenza. In the Baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are teaching the babies the nursery rhyme 'Round and round the garden'. The girls will sit with the babies in circle time and say the rhyme doing the actions on the babies hands. They will repeat this and encourage the babies to do it back . They will also stand up with the babies and do big actions by moving, twirling and holding hands while listening to the rhyme. They will do this every day so that the…

Latest from Ardenza

Latest from Ardenza Hello Everybody hope you are all well. Here is what we are up to in Ardenza this week. In the Baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are doing music and dancing with the babies. In circle time the girls will sit with the babies and put on a cd with children’s action songs and get the babies moving. Hopefully the babies might copy the girls' movements and learn to recognise the song. 'The wheels on the bus' and 'If you're happy and you know it'  are great songs that can be sang while sitting down as there are  only hand movements so the smaller babies who…

Messy play at Ardenza this week

Messy play at Ardenza this week Hello Everybody! Hope you’re having a good January! Here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Geraldine are doing flour play all this week with the babies. Lots of sensory fun as the girls do different activities involving flour! Each day they will do something different with the flour, one day dry flour play using the cooking set so babies can role play, wet flour play using a small bit of water so the babies can feel the slushy texture, mixing pasta and spaghetti in another day and mixing different colours paint so that babies will…

A new year begins in Ardenza

A new year begins in Ardenza Hello Everybody! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s ! it’s time to get the brains moving again after a very relaxed Christmas! Here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza! In the baby room the Suzanne and Geraldine are teaching the babies about the letter D. In circle time the girls will sit with the babies and make 'Da, Da' sounds and point at objects and pictures beginning with D. They will look through picture books and alphabet books and try and make the babies aware of the letter and the sound of it. Some of our older…