WOW what a start to the new decade! We have some very excited little people here at Little Starlings who have arrived bursting to learn and discover new things.
This Spring term is all about gently encouraging independence, establishing new friendships with peers and getting creative.
We are focusing our sessions this term on encouraging shape and colour recognition. Encouraging the children to participate in group led activities, getting hands on exploring colour and texture through our arts and crafts, along with themed, cooking, songs and stories.
We love encouraging sensory play at Little Starlings through activities that stimulate senses through touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Through sensory play children are free to investigate, create and discover new sensations, while processing & building understanding on their own terms.
Look out for updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages as the children have fun exploring.
Wintery weekends can often leave you feeling penned in with the kids bouncing off the walls!
The RSBP have created a fun reason to wrap up & get outside with the kids this weekend (25-27 Jan) by joining in on their Big Garden Bird Watch. Having an activity like this can help you can keep the kids focused on their task of checking off the birds on their spotters list (& hopefully minimise the moaning), while also getting some fresh air and a bit of a run around.
Why not add to the fun by getting the kids to make their very own pair of special Bird spotting binoculars!
All you'll need is:
2 toilet rolls
An off cut of wrapping paper
Some coloured card
Cut the wrapping paper into a strip that is same height as the toilet rolls & long enough to wrap around them both side by side.
Glue or staple together the toilet rolls then wrap in paper.
Next cut out two wings and a beak. Glue them onto the side & front of the wrapped rolls. Finally glue on a pair of eyes & you're ready to go!
And don't forget to down load a bird spotters pack from the RSBP:
Have a great weekend