We wouldn’t expect our two year olds to form solid friendships at such a tender age. Although children often play together, they are busy taking part in parallel play. This means that they play beside one another, without communicating much.
We are such a small group that we tend to break the mould. Everyone has lots of fun friends to giggle, share and play with.
“You can’t catch me!”
Working along side one another to complete peg puzzles. This is great for hand/eye co-ordination.
Hide and seek always creates a lot of excitement.
Scrunching up tissue paper to create cherry blossom.
When the children run, jump and climb they are developing what we call gross motor skills. These are the children’s larger muscles, needed for balance and big movements.
When the children do tiny, fiddly activities, we refer to it as improving fine motor skills. This develops the children’s ability to do very small movements such as writing neatly and tying laces, in later life.
We made a slippy mess with our whole hands using paint, then scraped it with straws.
Bubbly water play was fun and necessary to clean the last traces of that very messy paint off.
Although we try to keep your children as clean as possible, play clothes are essential as they can get VERY messy.
One of the children’s favourite rhymes:
See the little bunnies sleeping til it’s nearly noon, come let’s wake them with a merry tune.
They’re so still, are they ill?
WAKE UP BUNNIES!
Jump little bunnies hop, hop, hop. Jump little bunnies hop, hop, hop. Jump little bunnies hop, hop, hop.
Hop, hop, hop.