Cooking is a fun and engaging activity for children. Hands-on cooking activities help children develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities. Being able to follow a recipe can encourage children’s self-direction and independence, while also teaching children to follow directions and use thinking skills to problem solve. It supports children’s physical development through Chopping, squeezing, spreading, and mixing. These are all cooking skills that help develop small muscle control and hand- eye coordination. Cooking inspires children’s curiosity, thinking, and problem solving, offering new opportunities to make predictions and observations. Additionally, cooking offers opportunities for children to understand and apply their knowledge of measuring, numbers, and counting.
Work Out Wednesday
Work out Wednesday includes a warm up and warm down. The children learn to observe the effects on their bodies when doing exercise. The children learn a variety of different dance routines to music, helping their focus, concentration and allows them to express themselves. Physical movements also allow children to use their energy, and develop balance along with gross and fine motor skills, Physical activities also have benefits on children’s health.
Yoga can have a positive impact on children’s well-being. Yoga has many benefits to children such as helping children learn to be in the present moment while relaxing and gaining a peaceful state of mind, which ultimately improves their emotional regulation. Yoga for children can do wonders for their self-esteem. Perfecting a pose or improving their balance and flexibility can give young children a sense of personal empowerment.Going through a variety of yoga poses helps children learn about their bodies and the movements they’re capable of doing.
One of the top benefits of children’s yoga is that the different types of moves requires children to focus and work on their memory skills, which helps support them through the seven areas of learning. Yoga can help strengthen children’s growing bodies and helps them improve their flexibility as well as providing a physical outlet for children to express themselves. It also teaches children about discipline as they work on clearing their minds and perfecting their poses.
Diddi dance is a funky preschool dance classes for girls and boys! Diddi dance helps enhance children’s endless energy and enthusiasm through funky, full of fun sessions that build confidence, co-ordination and creativity.
Each fun packed 45 minute dance class uses action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops and dance ribbons to our own funky pop songs, your little one not only improves their rhythm and co-ordination but also social and gross motor skills.
Dance themes are changed every 6 weeks exploring 16 different styles – everything from salsa, disco and jive to hip hop, Bollywood and country – so there’s something to cater for all tastes! Classes follow a structured plan, yet are taught in a relaxed atmosphere where your child can learn at their own pace as their confidence builds. It is designed to complement and enhance the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
French is incorporated into their daily activities, learning simple phrases and words such as please, thank you, their colours and numbers. As well as learning through song, learning songs such as head, shoulders, knee and toes.
This activity helps to strengthen children’s fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all its fun!
Dough disco involves moulding dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it.
Outdoor learning supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and promoting a sense of well-being and independence. Learning outside gives children contact with the natural world and offers them experiences that are unique to outdoors. Outdoor play also supports children’s problem-solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunities for their developing imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness. It provides opportunities for them to explore, experiment, discover, be active and healthy, and to develop their physical capabilities and communication skills. It encourages children to play safely and freely while they learn to assess risk and develop the skills to manage new situations.