Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

Oh the joys of mud!

Since the dawn of time children have been drawn to mud puddles and dirt as a part of their play. Mixing soil, water, and other natural materials like pebbles, leaves, or grass provides children endless possibilities for learning and fun. Many of us have fond memories of creating mud pies, digging for worms, or making streams and valleys in the mud. But it’s not just about fun. Children benefit from messy, muddy play.

The rich, engaging sensory play children partake in while playing with mud allows them to express their creativity while enhancing their fine motor skills. Children practice social skills such as cooperation, negotiation, communication, and sharing as they work together. Emergent math and science skills are practiced as children make before and after comparisons, solve problems, test theories, and measure and count ingredients for their mud pies. This is the scientific process in action!

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We are absolutely delighted with our new mud kitchen. Our sincere thanks to the PCA and the Sinclair family for making this possible.

Thank you so much from all the children and staff.

 

 

Nursery Nutmegs

The Spartans Community Football Academy will be delivering ‘Nursery Nutmegs’ to our nursery children, during both the morning and the afternoon sessions, 27 February 2017 – 20 March 2017.

The Nursery Nutmeg Project is designed to give pre-school children the opportunity to participate in fun structured physical activity which encourages the development of motor, social and cognitive skills. Using football as a vehicle for this education, they aim to ignite and encourage being active from a very young age with the long term aim of continued physical activity throughout childhood  in to adolescent years.

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