We’ve been looking at things that go recently at Friends Corner, and what a ride we’ve had!
Our Transport theme got us thinking about land, sea, space and air, and how we get around them all.
A sunny day brought another new week, and we had some fun with aeroplanes. After ‘flying’ through the air, our international kids spoke of their many travels on aircraft and the countries they’ve visited with it.
Colourful aeroplanes were then made with card and glue, as windows, wings and tails were added onto a paper plane ‘body’. Some even added a pilot in a cockpit. These kids know how planes work!
After a break from their artistry with some Tag playing and a small snack, it was time for our little ones to talk traffic lights.
Colours, order, safety and respect were all spoken about. Motor skills were then used to cut out red, amber and green circles to stick onto a black rectangle in order to make a traffic light.
Staying on topic, our focus turned to the Pedestrian Code, where traffic lights are ‘seen’ in another way. We spoke of feet being a mode of transport, as well as the paramount importance of pedestrian safety. And, with that, it was time for our tiddlers to use their carriages of choice and make their way home.
As we continued the beautiful ride that is learning, a new day at the Clubhouse began with some exercise. With sweet musical beats riding in the spring air, our kids got their energy flowing by, basically, running around like loons!
Once mummies, daddies and nannies were completely exhausted, it was time to get the kids inside and look at our activity for the day; boats!
Happy crafting became a reality as boats came to life on seas of blue paper. Boats, masts, sails got together and were ready to set sail. Even fish and a couple of sharks made the cut on a couple of the finished masterpieces.
Cities, seas and meadows were built with the help of Lego, and Song Time was sung in the sun. And, there ended another cool day at Friends Corner.
And.. it was onto the next..
Our last day of working with our Transport theme, centred on the magnificence of the Hot Air Balloon.
As an impromptu Yoga session was enjoyed by some mummies and babies, we got happy with some gloopy glue and bits of card that would grace our huge hot air balloon.
The finished result was awesome, and as it took pride of place in the Clubhouse, it made us dream of the places it could take us.
The springtime sunshine played its part as wonderful host for Munch Time outside; as well as inspiring a couple of our girls to dress up in butterfly wings. Story Time, bike riding, and puppet playing rounded off another beautiful day.
Music with Lily gave life to the end of the week, before some free play fun was had on Saturday morning. All in all, another great week at Friends Corner – high fives all round!
So, we look forward to continuing our journey of learning through play, as a new week blesses our lives. Numbers is our theme and we’re counting on you (pardon the pun!) to be part of these wonderful memory-making days.
Before I go, I’d like to say that, as we slowly wrap the school year up, we have many great things to look forward to before hitting the beach, good and proper.. Alongside, our weekday morning programme and our Saturday free play fun, we have some great seminars and talks taking place, Usborne Books, and our Summer BBQ.
So, as you can see, we’re happily on the go. Join us. There is always a spare seat.
Until next time..
“Buy the ticket. Take the ride.”
– Hunter S. Thompson