A Warm and Festive Hello
A warm and festive hello to all our Kindy Families, what an exciting time of year it is, holidays booked, spending time with family, eating delicious food and the children becoming excited about the visit from the big man!
In the Kindy room we have started decorating around by putting up the Christmas tree, tinsel everywhere and you will notice some beautiful artwork done by the children in the coming week, our door has also been painted beautifully by Herley. The children also have a new play space in the room, known as Santa’s workshop, this is where they can role play and be as creative as they want, wrapping presents, writing cards or letters and then being able to post them in the Santa post box.
We have also turned our “house on wheels” to a sleigh which is being pulled by Rudolf our magic reindeer, the children really enjoy this new addition, and it allows then to engage as a group and initiate open ended discussions and play.
Whilst we love Christmas time and all the joys it comes with, we have also been focusing on other things in the room, as we get ready to watch our older children transition into “big school” we have been focusing lots on school ready skills like pencil grip and scissor skills, learning to write their name and learning how to problem solve.
We have had children transition from Pre Kindy room to Kindy where these skills are new for them so its great, they are able to practice or even learn something new.
In the coming new year we will watch these older children graduate from Leap Start in a very special performance where will we celebrate how special it is to watch them go off to an exciting new chapter in their life.
Love Rhi and the Kindy team