What an amazing week at MONKEYMOOS!!


We have had a wonderful and busy week we have had exploring lots of different activities around National Days and the children’s interest.

The children have had fun learning about Yemen. The children all learnt that Yemen is a country in West Asia, as well learning about their different buildings and what food they have in Yemen compared to England.

The children also learnt about Thanksgiving!! They learnt it is an American themed national day and it is a time to gather with friends and family to share a traditional meal and express gratitude for the good things in life. The children also learnt that it is always celebrated in November and that Thanksgiving traces its origis to harvest festival.

Road safety week!!

Today in babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ weโ€™ve had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ!

We started the morning getting creative ๐ŸŽจ decorating Christmas trees ๐ŸŽ„. We used our motor skills to hold the paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ, dip it into the green ๐Ÿ’š paint ๐ŸŽจ and spread it across the tree ๐ŸŒฒ. 

We then had fun exploring a Christmas ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป themed tuff tray. We used our fingers ๐Ÿ‘† to make marks in the flour and glitter โœจ as well as using our hands ๐Ÿ™Œ to pick up the objects. We also used our motor skills to Move the trains ๐Ÿš‚ along the track ๐Ÿ›ค and over the bridge ๐ŸŒ‰

We have had lots of fun in toddlers and preschool today. As part of National Road road ๐ŸŽsafety ๐Ÿšง week the preschoolers have taken part in a road safety ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธsmall world tuff tray. 

We had a roads for the ๐ŸŽcars to go on, road signs โ›”๏ธand ๐Ÿšฆsignals, small world people crossing the road and scenery of a Town and the preschoolers used their fine motor skills too move the cars ๐Ÿš˜ around the roads ๐Ÿ›ฃand safely move the pedestrians ๐Ÿ‘ญaround the tray with out them being hit by cars. We spoke about traffic lights ๐Ÿšฆ and when cars can go, we spoke about the different signals โ›”๏ธand what they mean. We spoke about how to safely cross roads ๐Ÿšธusing traffic lights and crossings.

We have also been getting creative with our hands and explored bubble wrap painting for trees which was so fun we explored the different colours of paints like yellow ๐Ÿ’›blue ๐Ÿ’™and red โค๏ธfor our trees ๐ŸŒณ and loved how it looked with bubble wrap ๐Ÿซง. Weโ€™ve also loved being constructive in the construction room exploring puzzles using our fine motor skills to find the right holes and building huge towers for our cars ๐Ÿš—.

This morning the babies have enjoyed playing with our sorting shapes toy. They all did well to take it in turns to place a different shape in to the box and some of the babies have started saying the colours. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸฃ

For snack time they very much enjoyed their buttery crumpets. They sat so well with each other engaging and ate the whole lot. Just look how happy they are eating their crumpets. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘€

We have had such a lovely day today!!

In the morning, we did some block printing! We helped our grown upโ€™s do some block printing, practicing our fine motor skills. We stamped the blocks down onto the paper, pressing down using our palms and stretching out our fingers to grab the blocks. We loved choosing what colour to use! ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸฃ๐Ÿงฑ๐ŸŽจ

We went on another walk today! Today we went to our favourite park. We took turns on the swings, and helped each other swing up REALLYYYY HIGH!! We played ice cream shop under the slide, where we ate lots of delicious imaginary ice cream, and we played Whats The Time Mr Wolf and did some super fast running! ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจโฑ

After lunch, we did some more block painting! This time we used small circle blocks and stamped paint onto CLOUDS!! We love talking about the different sizes of these clouds, and were super happy with how they turned out! We canโ€™t wait to see our artwork on the display board! ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘งโ˜๏ธ

Toddlers enjoyed going to the field this morning where they joined in with some wet fun activities. They had lots of fun playing with the ball and scooper and did really well at trying to catch the ball. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ

We have had a lovely Wednesday today here at Monkey Moos!! โ˜บ๏ธ

Here we go round Monkey Moos on a cold and frosty Thursday and Fridayโ„๐ŸŒจ

Enjoying the chilly weather over in the baby room…. โ„๐ŸŒจ

Cheese!๐Ÿง€ All age groups have been intrigued in technology today, teaming up to have a cheeky selfie showing off their best smile๐Ÿ˜Š

Enjoying the chilly weather over in the blue and green room…. โ„๐ŸŒจ

Paint attack ๐Ÿ–Œ using different size paint brushes and different colour paint the monkeymoos created amazing paintings to take home when dried. ๐ŸŽจ

Mark making station ๐Ÿ“œ the monkeymoos have been practicing holding pencils ๐Ÿ“ pens ๐Ÿ–Š crayons ๐Ÿ– and chalk correctly when making marks on different colour card and different size white paper.

Working together ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ท at monkeymoos our main interest has been dressing up in our selection of dressing up clothes based in our green room home corner ๐Ÿ 

Stamp, stamp ๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ”ดโšซ the MonkeyMoos asked to use the colour stamped to create beautiful colourful pictures to take home and be displayed ๐Ÿ’

Pancakes!๐Ÿฅž For morning snack, we enjoyed chocolate chip pancakes! The children took it turns to flip a pancake in the pan, and then enjoyed eating it up together at the table๐Ÿด

Wrapping and sticking!๐ŸŽ A big interest today was learning how to wrap different objects around MonkeyMooโ€™s! The children wrapped dominos, books and different home corner foods!

Colourful roads!๐Ÿšฆ In the tuff tray we had rainbow coloured roads and rainbow coloured bridges!๐ŸŒˆ Our cars zoomed up and down, over and across!

The children explored their sense off touch in the messy tray! They touched sticky honey๐Ÿฏ, crunchy pasta๐Ÿ, bumpy biscuits๐Ÿช and soft flour!

It was a rather chillyโ„๏ธ morning in the MonkeyMoo garden, but that did not stop us from playing a game of duck duck goose in the garden for group time!๐Ÿฆ† We wrapped up warm and ran as fast as we could, shouting, โ€˜You canโ€™t catch me in the ginger bread man!โ€™

The children used magic water๐Ÿช„ to turn our sea animal books into, bright, colourful pages of fish๐ŸŸ, coral๐Ÿชธ, bubbles๐Ÿซง and boats๐Ÿ›ถ!

Messy tray flour fun! We pushed, pressed, and sprinkled the flour in the messy tray! We tried to squeeze the flour into balls and create big mountains!๐Ÿ”

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