What a fun packed week we have had at MonkeyMoos!!!


We have had a great week at Monkeymoos full of lots of fun and excitement. We have introduced our new Book and Country of the month as spring has sprung!!

For the whole of March we will be getting involved in lots of fun filled activities and learning lots about The Three Little Pigs Book, Which is a favourite classic book of ours. These activities will be planned to link to the children interests and their next steps.

We will also be learning all about Ukraine through exciting activities and maps. We have invited all of our Ukrainian families into the nursery to talk about their culture and traditions.

We have also been exploring the seasons as we are slowly entering spring and enjoying this beautiful brisk sunny weather. We have explored different resources to create our mummy’s the best cards to celebrate Mothers day coming up!!

What another magical Monday we have had here at MonkeyMoos!

Today in babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ we have had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ 

We started the morning getting creative ๐ŸŽจ making marks. We loved ๐Ÿฅฐ dipping the paint ๐ŸŽจ roller into the yellow๐ŸŸกpaint ๐ŸŽจ before pushing it across the paper, ๐Ÿ“„ making marks. We loved ๐Ÿฅฐ using the different rollers to create many different patterns and emitted watching them appear when we moved the roller. 

We then went onto doing independent play, where we had lots of fun ๐Ÿคฉ exploring the palace by going up the stairs, crawling through the tunnel and sliding down the slide ๐Ÿ›. We then went onto building our fine motor skills by using our hands ๐Ÿ™Œto pick up and place the building blocks ๐Ÿงฑon top of each other creating different sized towers๐Ÿ—ผ and then laughing ๐Ÿ˜‚ whilst knocking them over. And lastly We enjoyed ๐Ÿฅฐsinging ๐ŸŽคand listening ๐Ÿ‘‚ to nursery rhymes whilst shaking musical ๐ŸŽต instruments to create music ๐ŸŽถ

Toddlers have had a marvellous Monday. We started by decorating ducks ๐Ÿฆ† by using their fine motor skills to pick up some sponges ๐Ÿงฝ to splodge yellow paint ๐ŸŽจ to make a baby duck ๐Ÿฆ† for Spring time.

We also enjoyed being in the role play room where we got to practice our amazing cutting ๐Ÿ”ช skills using a wooden knife ๐Ÿ”ช to cut up fruit ๐ŸŽ and vegetables ๐Ÿฅ•to make some yummy dinner ๐Ÿฅ˜ they even helped by having a grown up at lunch time to cut ๐Ÿฝup their own meal ๐Ÿฅ˜ .

We finished off being very active by playing and singing ๐ŸŽถ sleeping ๐Ÿ’ค bunnies ๐Ÿฐ and seeing how high everyone could jump having lots and lots of fun ๐Ÿคฉ

The preschoolers had a fantastic Monday๐Ÿ˜„ today exploring our shape ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ”ธ tray. Our tray was filled with sand, lots of little shapes ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”บโค๏ธ paintbrushes ๐Ÿ–Œ and tweezers. We took it in turns to uncover the different shapes and use our fine motor skills ๐Ÿ‘Œto pick the shapes๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”บ up with the tweezers. We had lots of fun discovering the different shapes๐Ÿ˜„

We also made our own hand โœ‹ prints using different coloured paint ๐ŸŽจ to create flowers ๐ŸŒธ for our display board. We used lots of different colours ๐ŸŒˆ and enjoyed dipping our hands ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ into the cold ๐Ÿฅถ paint.

Leave a mark!โœ๏ธ we have shown off our creative side this morning by using chalks, crayons, pens and pencils to create beautiful masterpieces by leaving different marks and shapes on our paper!๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

Lets explore!๐Ÿ‘€ we have enjoyed exploring the tuff tray today full of different building resources of wooden blocks and mega blocks, along with tasting and feeling textures of dried pasta, wheaties and sunflower seeds!๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‘…

๐Ÿท Oink, Oink ๐Ÿท MonkeyMooers have enjoyed creating their own pig from the story of the month: Three little pigs ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท using pink playdough they added eyes, snout, ears, tail and trooters to make their pig come to life โค

๐Ÿ‘ธLooking beautiful ๐Ÿคด makeup brushes at the ready! MonkeyMooers invite you to come in for a ‘Me day’ to pamper yourself ๐Ÿ˜ We are practicing our brush techniques for Mother’s day morning ๐Ÿ’‘

Today in Preschool we have been getting Mothers Day ready๐Ÿ’! The children have been making their mummy’s/ nanny’s and carers a lovely card to show their appreciation and how much they love them. They have been painting, colouring and sticking lots of different decorations to their cards to make them beautiful and sparkly all ready to take home.๐Ÿ˜

Itโ€™s been a lovely, sunny day at MonkeyMooโ€™s and the children have been enjoying lots of garden fun!๐Ÿก

Mini beasts!๐Ÿž๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ The children found lots of Mini beasts hidden around the garden and they needed to take them back to their homes! We found butterflies๐Ÿฆ‹, wasps๐Ÿ, caterpillars๐Ÿ› and beetles!๐Ÿชฒ

Obstacle course! The children practiced their balancing skills by creating a challenging obstacle course with tyres!๐Ÿ›ž With their arms out beside them for extra balance, the children managed to safely climb across!

Book of the month!๐Ÿ“š This month we are enjoying lots of activities about the 3 little pigs!๐Ÿท Today the children created their own houses to for the pigs to stay safe in from the big bad wolf๐Ÿบ. They used straws and spaghetti, pom poms and lollipop sticks!

โœจHappy Wednesday!!โœจ

Book quote from Dr Seuss, โ€œI can read with my eyes closedโ€:-

โ€The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places youโ€™ll goโ€. ๐Ÿ“š

Today in baby room๐Ÿ‘ถ we have had lots of fun playing and exploring!. 

For our group activity, we decided to make pictures using the paint dabbers!. ๐ŸŽจ the babies were really intrigued by the dabbers, they sat so well together and were sharing different colours. The babies had so much fun dabbing the pens on their paper!. ๐Ÿ–Œ

Weโ€™ve also had fun exploring the busy board! The younger babies especially enjoyed exploring the different parts of the board, using their hands ๐Ÿ™Œ to feel and ears๐Ÿ‘‚to listen to noises they could hear. 

The babies really enjoy stacking so to suppprt their next steps to join in with group activities we did a group activity with the stacking ring! They all took in turns to complete the stacking ring! They had lots of fun watching each other and sharing the toy with each other!๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ถ

Out in the big room with preschool and toddlers:

As itโ€™s world book day the children came in dressed as a character, super hero, princess and many more. They enjoyed showing off their costumes to their friends and grown ups. Just come and take a look at how brilliant they look. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ“š

In our messy room the children enjoyed the fun activities that we had set up. On the tray it was based around โ€œThe Little Princessโ€ story. Which was called โ€œI want me Pottyโ€. The children did so well to clean and change the dollyโ€™s nappies, they each advised each other on what to do and how to be gentle with the dollyโ€™s. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ’ฆ

On the table the children enjoyed doing a dabbing pen activity. They enjoyed using a variety of colours and did really well to focus and took their time to be creative. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸฃ๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸข

In our tray we had different vegetables. The children used plastic knives to cut up the vegetables and took it in turns to use the equipment. We spoke about the healthy eating and why eating healthy is best for our bodies. The children told their grown ups that they like eating vegetables at home and at nursery. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฅฌ

We ended the day with a Mad Hatters tea party. Which the children enjoyed cucumber sandwiches, sausage rolls, cruditรฉs and biscuits. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅช

The preschoolers also enjoyed a trip out to the field today! We did so much fun running! We played football and kicked the ball to our friends. We used bats and balls and played games of tennis! We did some digging with sticks, finding massive sticks!! We searched for more ladybugs and picked flowers! ๐Ÿ’โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿž

We enjoyed more stories today! As itโ€™s World Book Day, we came in as our favourite story characters!! Some of the preschoolers brought books in! Today we read Rapunzel! We loved her golden long hair and listening to the story of her hair. We love reading stories and using our listening ears! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ™‰

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