We are teaching our nursery children how seeds grow through both our books and our activities this week.
Spring is here! Planting seeds is a fantastic activity and a lot of fun. The children learn about seeds which can be planted to grow new plants. We are planning to see a Sunflower Garden close to our preschool, and talk to our children about different types of plants around that area.
Back at preschool , our children can get a good look at their own containers with seeds and soil by using a magnifying glass. We are talking about what seeds need to be able to grow the best as possible. Then, the children give their seeds some water and plant them outside in a sunny spot.
Song for Gross Motor Movement (Row Row Row Your boat)
One of the children said “Row Row Your Boat”. Then they started to sing and jump all round!
The song “Row Row Your Boat” is a perfect action song for children, and they can easily grasp the actions (Rocking Back and Forth with A Partner. )
This action song has endless opportunities to improvise together with the children, creating actions with our bodies.
The children were very keen to explore all of these movements through music. They are getting exercise by developing their coordination balance, concentration and cognitive abilities.
Activities with our children occur in many diversified ways such as making trains using Lego which builds our kids self confidence, and an openness and respect for differences in views, perception and expressions.
Marble ball rolls in paint of different colors is a good activity which shows a child the beauty of colours. Whilst opening children minds to the fact that we may be of different colours, but still the same in the inside.
Circle time made fun on a beautiful sunny morning as children, and teachers observed this in an unusual way. The children showed great interest by wanting to hear the teachers plans for the weekend. This activity helps stimulate and encouraged a child´s social and communication development.
With all these activities, our children are able to put their social, language, fine and gross-motor skills to good use.
A great week for the IPS children to learn about everything from construction to self confidence while also enjoying each others company and the weather, thank you for sharing your events with us!