Good afternoon families. Today has been a lovely cuddly day in the babies room. Stacey and I were greeted by so many cuddles this morning it was such a lovely way to start the day. As you may know we have been trying to teach the babies how to communicate their feelings and how to be gentle with one another. To address this today we sat down as a group and played the Cuddle Name Game. This consists of one of the babies standing up and saying hello to another by name, then going over to give them a cuddle. Miss Stacey and I then praised them for being kind and gentle. We repeated this through the group and then many times throughout the day. At one point Miss Stacey received four cuddles at once which was quite cute 🙂
This morning when Elle arrived she brought her fluffy family members over to meet us. Their names are Jet and Rocket, the babies were all so excited to meet them so thank you Elle!! We made some fluffy brown dog pictures this afternoon to extend upon the babies interest and also talked about dogs and the sounds that they make.
Later this morning for group time we all sat together in the yard and sang:
• Open Shut Them
• If Your Happy and You Know it
• Twinkle Twinkle
• Old McDonalds Farm
• Heads shoulders knees and toes
Then we did some reading. Miss Hayley read My First Words, shapes and colours and Animals. We then talked about all the different people and things in the book and practiced saying their names. We then practiced saying our own names and saying the words hello and goodbye. Each of the babies had a turn at saying their names and then saying hello to one of their friends by name. We also put on Wiggles radio and danced to Rock-a-bye your Bear, Point Your Fingers and do the Twist and The Hokey Pokey.
Thanks for a great week babies, enjoy your weekend.
From Miss Hayley and Miss Stacey.