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Kindred Nurseries Blog
For top tips, nutrition advice and creative inspiration.
Cotton reels, curtain rings, beads, buttons, tins, pots, pegs, stones and feathers. These are known as loose parts, and are a key part of the Kindred vision.
Just like adults, children have bad days, sad days, days where they cannot be bothered or feel overwhelmed with big emotions and the way they present this is just a normal reaction to these feelings and emotions. So, how can you help?
Learning through play, is at the heart at we do. Annie Tierney, Head of Operations talks about how our rich, learning environments allow our children to be active learners and learn through ‘doing’.
Mark making is more than just writing and starts from a young age. It is a sensory experience, that develops as they begin to understand that marks can carry meaning and ignites their imagination and creative skills.
Is there still a place for plastic building blocks in a loose parts, natural environment nursery and pre-school? Building blocks are a powerful learning tool and help children to develop their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and reasoning. Annie Tierney, Head of Operations, discusses why we still have plastic building blocks in our nurseries and sets your children a challenge for this week.
We hope you have received the news you wanted yesterday and your little one has a place secured at your first choice school for September this year. Due to a lot of our pre-school children currently being at home with their parents, Annie Tierney, Head of Operations, shares some ideas for making those important steps towards school readiness. Don't forget to download our 'Journey to big school' and our parent 'Top Tips for starting school'.
We have collected together a few of our favourite activities to try at home for any family who might find themselves needing to entertain a few children around the house over the coming weeks.
Many of us have great childhood memories of playing outdoors – I know I do! Running around, climbing trees, building dens, making mud pies and inventing new games that kept us occupied for hours – these are all things that contribute to a happy, healthy upbringing.
Between the ages of two and five years old, children love to make marks and draw pictures for their family. I’m sure many of you have a large collection of artwork on your fridge.