Another FABULOUS week at MonkeyMoos


We have had a wonderful and busy week we have had exploring lots of different activities around the children’s next steps, interests, book of the month, country of the month as well as our curiosity days!!

For January we are enjoying the book THE GRUFFALO!! This is one of the children’s favourite book in all four nurseries. The children have already been having lots of fun taking part in activities that have been planned around the children next steps, interests and that are from the story THE GRUFFALO!!

We are also enjoying learning all about SOUTH AFRICA. The children are exploring the country through activities, maps etc. We have also invited all of our SOUTH AFRICAN parents/carers into the nursery to share with everyone their culture.

Our curiosity this week were PENGUIN DAY!! The children all enjoyed learning about the different types of penguins, where they lived and what things they would eat. The children also learnt about if penguins would swim or fly and lots of other facts about penguins too.

Letโ€™s take a look at all our fun today!

We started of our day by filling in the missing blanks to the alphabet ๐Ÿ”ค and the number ๐Ÿ”ข line. We started with our abcโ€™s and sang ๐ŸŽคalong until there was a space and practice our writing โœ๏ธ to fill in the blanks. Once the alphabet was completed it was time to count all the way to 20! And filled in the spaces as well.

Butterflies!๐Ÿฆ‹ We all love to stick and glue and talk about what we can see in the garden. It was time to turn our butterflies into something bright and beautiful! We used scissors โœ‚๏ธ to cut around and then added just enough glue and used lots of different techniques and resources to create the butterflies!

As the sun โ˜€๏ธ was shining we took on a balancing game. We had to see how well we could balance along the planks, tyres ๐Ÿ›ž and blocks ๐Ÿงฑ. We held out our hands ๐Ÿ™Œ for balance and waited for a safe space before we walked across, we had to be extra careful and make sure that we didnโ€™t fall down.

Who doesnโ€™t love a good story๐Ÿ“š. For afternoon group time one of our MonkeyMoo friends brought in a special book ๐Ÿ“• for all of us to read. We all sat cosy and turned on our listening ๐Ÿ‘‚ ears and listened to the fantastic book! We then read lots more stories from โ€˜weโ€™re going on a bear huntโ€™ and โ€˜Goldilocks and the three bearsโ€™.

Its puppet time!๐Ÿ’ Our puppeteers have loved exploring the animal hand puppets today, successfully placing the puppets onto their fingers before mimicking the sounds!๐Ÿฑ

Peekaboo๐Ÿ™ˆ The babies have enjoyed taking part in a simple game of hide and seek with their friends on the climbing frame!๐Ÿ™‰

Snip, snip โœ‚ we are back in the salon again ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿ’ž

Story of the month ๐Ÿ“– The Gruffalo….. Monkey Moos ๐Ÿต have had a great day exploring ๐Ÿ‘€ the different textures of the tuff tray following the story ๐Ÿ—

๐Ÿ’ž will you be mine? ๐Ÿ˜ we are feeling the love at Monkey Moos ๐Ÿต and steaming ahead to be ready for Valentine’s day ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž

Babies have had a nice quiet day. But one of our babies have been showing off their walking skills. Smiling and clapping with proudness. Just look at him go. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒBabies have enjoyed playing with their toys and engaging well with their peers and grown ups. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿงธ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ

We have had a super lovely day today!

Recently our preschoolers have been loving using building ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ in different ways to play! We have been using building to engage our imagination ๐Ÿ’ญ and roleplay skills! We learn ๐Ÿค” a lot through this type of play. We learn about talking ๐Ÿ—ฃ,  sharing ๐Ÿ™, and the different ways we can use toys! 

For group time today, we looked at matching colours ๐ŸŒˆ to their words! The words ๐Ÿ”  for each colour โšช๏ธ were the same colour as what they were being matched to! This activity helps our preschoolers with recognition โ€ผ๏ธ of words and linking ๐Ÿ”— colours confidently!

Some of our younger preschoolers and toddlers enjoyed tracing some letters ๐Ÿ”  and numbers ๐Ÿ’ฏ! This helps them practice their fine motor skills (their fingers and hands) ๐Ÿ‘ and introduces numbers and letters! We have had an amazing day!!

Today in babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ we had an amazing ๐Ÿคฉ day! We loved ๐Ÿฅฐ exploring activities based on our book ๐Ÿ“• of the month – โ€˜the Gruffaloโ€™. 

Firstly, we explored a Gruffalo tuff tray where we looked ๐Ÿ‘€ at each of the characters food ๐Ÿฅ˜. As we read the book ๐Ÿ“• together, We used our motor skills to scoop the โ€˜owls ๐Ÿฆ‰ ice creamโ€™๐Ÿจ into ice cream cones๐Ÿฆ. We then used our hands ๐Ÿ™Œ to sprinkle the โ€˜roasted fox ๐ŸฆŠโ€™ and โ€˜Gruffalo crumbleโ€™ around the tray. We enjoyed picking up the โ€˜scrambled snake ๐Ÿโ€™ pasta and the Gruffalos โ€˜purple ๐ŸŸฃ pricklesโ€™ 

We then had fun ๐Ÿคฉ exploring the room and playing on the palace! We loved ๐Ÿฅฐ walking ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ over the bridge ๐ŸŒ‰, crawling through the tunnel and sliding down the slide ๐Ÿ›. We also enjoyed playing with all the different toys such as shakers, building blocks ๐Ÿงฑ and the turtle ๐Ÿข.

Wild ๐Ÿฆ“Wednesday in preschool and Toddlers today with lots of activities to get the creative ๐Ÿ–juices flowing. The country we are looking at this month is South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and we will be looking at many different things about the country. Today we will be creating the South African flag ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ using our fine motor skills ๐Ÿ‘Œ first to rip tissue paper and to spread the glue across the paper to stick the tissue paper on to. To have our own flag ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. 

We have an awesome safari ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ˜. We explored the sandy lands of the South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and helping the different animals ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜go to the watering ๐Ÿ’งhole to drink and wash ๐Ÿงผ in. 

We also going to do some slithery snake ๐Ÿ printing. Using bubble wrap and yellow ๐ŸŸกand green paint ๐ŸŽจ to create the cool designs of the snakes.

We also have some instruments ๐Ÿฅ out to make beautiful sounds and music ๐ŸŽถ to go along with some beautiful singing.

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