We had a bit of a jam-packed week over at Friends Corner. Exploring the week’s theme – The Senses – with a bunch of one, two, three and four year olds does that to you.

We delighted our sight, sound, smell, touch and taste with early learning fun. And, we even managed to get down with the letter D, and Danny the Diplodocus Dinosaur.

So, a day of D for our Letter of the Week, had us dreaming up words beginning with it. We decorated Danny the Diplodocus with (let’s call them) dots, before pretending we were Dinosaurs ourselves, of course!

Feeling our way around Dinosaur Land, we got in touch with our senses before a day of Music with Lilly and some puppet playing.

The week rolled on and we had fun with activities that explored all the senses.

We made telephones for sound. AND the kids managed approximately 6 – SIX! – seconds of quiet to also enjoy the ‘sound of silence’. T’was amazing.

We made paper telescopes for sight, we felt various textures for touch, and a variety of foods were tried for smell and taste.

We then put some kernels in a popcorn machine and explored all our senses as we watched, heard, smelled and eventually touched and tasted the popcorn.

Yoga (Friday & Saturday mornings), pottery (Wednesday afternoon), Music (Tuesday morning), Song Time, Story Time, play dough sculpting, bike whizzing, puppet playing, and much more added to a fun-filled week.

As Autumn starts to properly kick in, we look forward to a fresh week of learning through play.

We’ll have a new theme; the ever popular Animal Kingdom. And we’ll be taking a trip around the corner from the Clubhouse to have a little look in the Pet Shop.

We shall be welcoming ‘Active Babies’ (Early Development and Communication Centre) for its first session at our clubhouse on Wednesday 21 October during the Morning Programme. This first session is free, will take place in the Blue Room and is ideal for tiddlers between 0 and 2.5 years old. So, come on down, babies and lil’ little ones in tow.

The coming week will also see us getting rather excited as Halloween approaches, and we put up some decorations that scream ‘pumpkin’, ‘bat’ and ‘ghost’. Boo!

Speaking of which (witch?), start getting those costumes ready for a happy Halloween. Saturday 31 October at Friends Corner, from 17:00. Put that in your cauldron and we’ll see you there.

Let the Autumn fun begin!

Until next time..

The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

– W.R. Yeats


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