Large blocks

The children are just beginning to explore using these blocks. They’re a wonderful open ended resource that encourages problem solving and cooperation. Here, the children are using the blocks with other equipment to build a car. They roll the tyres over as they know that cars have four wheels. Having to use our imagination to find a steering wheel allows children to think about what the original object looks like.

Hot chocolate round the campfire

Our story, The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark opened up lots of conversations about night time routines. We found out about dark and the children loved the part of the story about dark being fun as you can have hot chocolate. The children were really excited when we suggested that we could have hot chocolate at nursery. We decided to make a “fire” and we sang songs around it as we drank our lovely hot chocolate!