Outside we were making some lovely musical sounds this month! Home-made chimes were a great addition to our garden resources and all the children thoroughly enjoyed using them. Striking the beater against the chimes produced some wonderful noises, and all the children were able to eagerly wait their turn too, which was great. Climbing over the tyres and covered cable reels was another source of enjoyment for the children in November. Working on their balance and gross motor skills is always fun for them, especially outdoors where they have lots of room to get active.
This month, outside, we have been mixing potions and brews. Water, leaves, sticks and stones have all been collected and used to make some wonderful concoctions! The children are really engaged in some imaginative play and role play here, no matter the weather.
The children are enjoying exploring the outdoor area. They have been using the fine and gross motor skills while exploring the environment. They are using various schemas to develop their curiosity.
Rotational Schema - moving balls along the string and rotating and spinning them around. Cause and effect - placing balls in the tubes and looking to see where the ball goes Filling and emptying - using balls and water to fill the plant pots and emptying them.
As we are spending more and more time outdoors, the baby room staff have been looking at ways of improving our outdoor area. There has been lots of sweeping going on and the area is now looking inviting with lots of colourful resources for the babies to interact with. This will be on-going, watch this space for progress reports.