Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Year of the Ram - Celebrating Chinese New Year

Children have been learning about Chinese New Year 2015, the year of the Ram.
We made Chinese lanterns and learnt a Chinese fan dance. Everybody was super excited and many children wore red as this is an auspicious color. We read a book on the Chinese New Year and the importance of having a clean house and keeping doors and windows open to allow good luck to flow in.
Have a safe and prosperous New Year.

Valentines Day!

As Valentine’s Day celebration falls on Saturday this year, we will be exchanging cards on Friday.
This week, children in the play rooms are busy creating cards and pictures for their families and friends. Children are learning songs and listening to stories about families, as well since it is Family Day on Monday, Feb. 16th.
Hope you all enjoy these celebrations with your families, too. 

Friday, 6 February 2015

Snowy water table!

Infants and young toddlers are learning about snow.
To learn about snow inside, our water table changed snowy. Staff added a lot of bubbles and water toys to make this area a great interest for the young, exploring minds in the play room.
This activity table was so busy as everyone came and played with wet snow inside. Oooh, what fun it was for our friends.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Making Falooda - Yummy!

The Out-of-School Care children were involved in making Falooda, a delicious Indian/Pakistani beverage which they enjoyed for snack on a warm, winter afternoon.
Children helped measure milk, rose water, jell,  takhmaria (basil seeds) and topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
Children enjoyed seeing the color of the rose water, which is red in color, change to pink when milk was added to it. Science is always fascinating, isn’t it?
Tasting the rose water and basil seeds was fun and a first time experience for all the children, and many of them wanted the recipe to make this beverage at home to share with the family.
Oooh, wish we could have Falooda everyday, was the sentiment heard through the room.

Winter Crafts!

The toddlers are learning about Winter Animals and a child began talking about Penguins.
So the staff offered a Penguin art activity which was enjoyed by all the toddlers.
These were later displayed on the art wall and children did the Penguin dance and the Penguin walk through the day.