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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Snow Fun

Snow Fun

Our children at nursery have been exploring the snow this morning. They created snow angels, rolled snowballs, and stomped to create footprints. Why not get your little ones out into the garden and create your own snow angels, and snow people. We also finished off by...

Self care and positive affirmations

Self care and positive affirmations

At Wallsend Day Nursery we promote children’s self confidence and self awareness as well as their self esteem. We encourage children to be independent and always give praise and encouragement throughout. We also use positive affirmations for children to see...

Makaton signs for family

Our last Makaton sign video is based on family members. In this video we give examples of signs you can use in the home when naming family members and saying their names to your children. We have also included our examples for you to download below...

Old MacDonald had a farm

Children love imitating animals. At nursery the song Old MacDonald can sometimes go on forever as the children love to think about every animal who may live on a farm. They sometimes even try to add animals who live in the ocean too! In this video Helen and Hannah...

Twinkle twinkle little star

Lacey and Caitlin and some of our preschool children are demonstrating how to sing and sign to the song ‘Twinkle twinkle little star’. Our children at nursery love this song and sing along whilst completing all the signs...

Hello Song

This is the hello song we sing to our children during circle time when they are at nursery. We also sing the children’s names but in this video Carly and Mandy sing to everybody. The signs you need for this song are ‘hello’ and ‘how are...

Wind the bobbin up

This is a very simple song with signs you probably use already when doing the actions to the song. Our children love the motion of rolling their arms and this is a really good song for any age children but particularly younger children who find enjoyment at finding...

Signs for snack time

These are some top signs that we use at snack time with our children at nursery. We have included a download of these signs below for you to practise at home. Our staff use these signs when speaking to the children during snack time alongside spoken language to...