Play

Play

Play can take various forms. In early years it could be using crafts to develop senses including; sight, smell and hearing. Our experts here at Wallsend Online offer ideas that can be used at home or easily adapted for a nursery setting.

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Parachute Games

Today at Wallsend Day Nursery we have been enjoying some parachute games. The children worked with staff to develop their listening skills, gross motor movements and following directives. Staff demonstrate and talk about what we are going to do and encourage the...

Funky Monkey

In this video our staff and children are taking part in a music and movement session called ‘Funky Monkey’. This is a really fun energetic session that gets the children moving and acting out different animals and actions. We have added a link to this...

A squash and a squeeze

A squash and a squeeze

Our 2 and 3 year olds have been exploring the story ‘A squash and a squeeze’. The children rein-acted the story with real life objects from our small world area whilst listening to the story read by Carly. The children then explored play-dough and...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Our baby and toddler children have been painting a big caterpillar as part of their story of the week ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. What are your child’s favourite stories or characters? You could get involved in arts and crafts at home by...

World Book Day – Sponsored Listen

World Book Day – Sponsored Listen

Next week on Thursday 4th March 2021 it is World book Day which celebrates a love of stories, books and reading. From 1st March to 5th March our children at nursery will be taking part in a sponsored listen event. This is focused on encouraging the children to listen...

Bobby’s Morning – story time

Join us for story time with Hannah about Bobby’s busy morning. In this story we encourage children to repeat the sounds within the story after staff. For example “the tap goes T – T – T”. This helps to develop children’s phonetic...

Describing actions

With our preschool children aged 3 and an half to 5 years we encourage them to identify actions from picture cards. This activity can be carried out with pictures you may have in the home, you can draw your own if you are feeling creative, or there is actions cards...

Rolling a ball back and forth

Here is a really simple activity that we have carried out at nursery with our toddler children. Chloe is rolling a ball back and forth with one of our children whilst saying “ready, steady GO!” This helps the children to listen and build upon their early...

Washing dolls

Our children at nursery love being imaginative and carrying out small tasks. Here Hannah has asked our children to help her wash the dolls (babies) we have at nursery. Hannah has provided some water and cloths and is instructing the children to wash the babies –...

Separating big and little objects

This is a very simple activity for developing children’s listening and understanding. We have a selection of dinosaurs as this particular child loves dinosaurs at the moment but you could use any object of your child’s interest or even objects you may have...