Monday, 3 April 2017

Afasic Family Day out at Loggerheads

Afasic Cymru have a fantastic family day out coming up in Loggerheads Country Park.  See the attached poster for more details and don't forget your picnic! 

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Michael Rosen - Tips for reading bedtime stories

Words for Life - Bilingualism: Frequently asked questions

Words for Life - Bilingualism: Frequently asked questions

Words for Life - Top tips for reading stories aloud

Words for Life - Top tips for reading stories aloud

Words for Life - Talking with your grandchild

Words for Life - Talking with your grandchild

Words for Life - Tips for technology with 3-5 year olds

Words for Life - Tips for technology with 3-5 year olds

Words for Life - Tips for technology with 0-3 year olds

Words for Life - Tips for technology with 0-3 year olds

Words for Life - For parents and carers of children who are deaf*

Words for Life - For parents and carers of children who are deaf*

Words for Life - Talk To Your Baby for parents of children who are born prematurely

Words for Life - Talk To Your Baby for parents of children who are born prematurely

Words for Life - Why reading is good for talking

Words for Life - Why reading is good for talking

Words for Life - A parent’s guide to television

Words for Life - A parent’s guide to television

Words for Life - Which way should a buggy face?

Words for Life - Which way should a buggy face?

Space sensory tub

At the moment in one of my groups I am working on 'Space' themed activities whilst developing children's early language skills through play.

One of the play items I have recently put together is this 'Space' themed sensory box.  It was really easy to put together and the children have had so much fun with it, that I have to take it back to every session.  You can use a variety of items to put your sensory bin together.

Here is a list of what I used:

  • A box with a lid
  • Ordinary white dried cooking rice
  • Pack of wild rice to mix in
  • A thunder birds space rocket with sound effects
  • A selection of small play spaceships
  • A metal space shuttle
  • A toy from a children's meal that lights up when pressed
  • A selection of space small world play items 
  • A pack of planets in various sizes
I mixed the toys into the rice and asked the children if they could find the.......small spaceship, big spaceship etc.

I asked them questions about what they found such as 'what noise do you think it makes', 'what can we do with it', asking open ended questions.

You could also take pictures of the items and ask the children to find them and match to the pictures while telling you about the items.

They also just love playing make believe with the items and having fun with the sensory side.





















Wednesday, 8 February 2017

The Hungry Caterpillar downloadable resource pack from Pacey

PACEY (Professional association for childcare and early years). 
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, they are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families.
They provide training, practical help and expert advice to practitioners working throughout England and Wales. They also provide peer support and encouragement through their nationwide network of PACEY Local volunteers.
Their mission is to support everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality childcare and early learning; and champion the vital role practitioners play in helping prepare children for a bright future.
Pop on over to find out more information about this amazing charity.
They currently also have this amazing downloadable 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' resource pack.
https://www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare/spotlight-on/the-very-hungry-caterpillar


Fantastic ideas...pop on over to find out more !