Hedgehogs News February 2016

Hedgehogs News February 2016

We would like to welcome Matilda, Leo, Joachim and Sophie who have started with the Hedgehogs this month.

A big Happy Birthday to Siardus, Fionn and Lara who are all 2 this month.

Role Play

IMG_7772The Hedgehogs have enjoyed a range of role play activities this month. We have rearranged the home corner to a wider and more spacious area for the children to enjoy more role play in a bigger opened space. The Hedgehogs have enjoyed having a ‘picnic’ with their friends around the table in the home corner making cups of tea and having yummy food! We have been showing love and care towards the babies, taking them for walks in buggies, giving cuddles and dressing the babies with clothes & hats all of which is great imaginative role play.

Messy Play

IMG_7491We have enjoyed a range of fun and exciting messy play activities and getting our hands very messy! The Hedgehogs have been exploring paint using objects to make different shapes and prints. We have balls and cars in the paint to roll around the paper making lots of different prints. Some of the children enjoyed just using their hands to make prints, exploring the different textures on their hands.

We also had role play in the messy area with babies in the big texture tubs. The children used soapy water with sponges and cloths to wash the babies and splash in the water.

The children have been getting involved in making play-dough every day, helping to pour and mix all the ingredients together and choosing colours and scents to make scented play-dough. We have been using natural objects in the playdough such as sticks, pinecones, stones and shells to explore with the play-dough.

Outdoor Play

We have been making the most of dry days and having lots of outdoor play. The Hedgehogs have loved playing on our new small ride-on bikes around the garden. We have also been getting out on trips including a walk around the Meadows or a trip to the park to enjoy the space to run around and explore.

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