We cant believe that March is almost over already – Time flies when you’re having fun! Our Preschoolers have had a great start to the year. We have welcomed some new children, and also had some children make the transition up to preschool from the babies room. It has been wonderful getting to know all of our new friends and their families.
As some of you may have noticed, our garden has been thriving! We have been growing tomatoes, beans and capsicums. The children have been taking wonderful care of our plants and as a result they have been enjoying eating all of the yummy veges. For some children this is a great opportunity to try something new while also learning about where our food comes from.
Our sand and water play interests have been going from strength to strength. This is something that the children just love and and it also provides endless learning experiences. More recently we have been recycling and using these different bottles and containers for water play exploration, so if anyone has any empty plastic bottles at home, send them our way!
In early February we celebrated Chinese New Year. What a wonderful cultural celebration this was and the children all enjoyed a yummy shared lunch. Looking towards the end of March we have Easter celebrations coming up. The children have been busy creating something special for all of you mums and dads, but it’s a secret so you will have to wait!
Something else we have started is regular visits to the Metlife retirement village just down the road. We have partnered up with Metlife and plan to have regular visits to celebrate special events or create our own events such as a Teddy Bears picnic. Our first trip will be next week when we celebrate easter with the residents. This is something that is really important to us as it’s a wonderful way to share experiences and it brings so much joy to both us and the residents at Metlife.
Finally we would like to mention how up in the preschool room we really like to encourage independence and self help/care skills. This is something we support children with ona daily basis and it would be wonderful if children can also be suported in this at home too. For example putting own shoes on, attempting to get dressed themselves etc.