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We are Finalists!!

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Time2Engage is so happy to learn that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the “Working with parents Awards” category for the Nursery World Awards 2017!

We are incredibly proud of what the project has achieved in such a short time, and that the hard work from all the parents, teachers and children is being recognised.

Well done team Time2Engage!

 

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May Half Term

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With half term fast approaching, have a look at this…

https://www.timeout.com/london/kids/activities/free-things-to-do-with-the-kids-in-london#tab_panel_2.

There are many city farms around, and they are brilliant for helping children understand about animals. Recognising different breeds or animals, similarities and differences and how to care for anther living creature. Both vital mile stones needed to achieve in the Early Years curriculum.

Children need to have an understanding of how to care of a living thing. This helps develop their personal and social skills. Now I am not saying go and buy them a pet. But allowing them to experience an animal and to see what it takes to look after them in the safety of a city farm experience is very beneficial for them. Plus it is FREE and FUN!!!

If the city farm does not appeal to you, here are other ideas for you and your child this half term…

https://www.timeout.com/london/kids/half-term-in-london

 

Enjoy guys 🙂

Docklands Museum

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IMG_3431We had a wonderful trip to the Museum of London Docklands on Saturday where they had a special event for children of all ages. Here we are enjoying a picnic lunch while listening to a story. We had a wonderful day out. All the children really enjoyed themselves and the parents were able to socialise and bond with their children. Building friendships with the other parents at your Childs school is so important. It gives you a support network with a group of people who are going through the same challenges as you.

Engaging in simple day trips like this trip to the docklands museum at West India Quay, is cheap, fun and very rewarding for your child. It allows them to experience new things and captures their imagination, encouraging them to want to learn more. So get out there and enjoy all there is!!! We definitely had a great day!

Museums

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Idownload recently went to the Museum of London, and it was FANTASTIC!! We are so lucky in London to have many amazing museums, which are extremely child friendly, on our door step and they are FREE!! It doesn’t matter if your child is interested in dinosaurs, science, fashion, history as there is something for everyone!

Here is a link to help inspire you

https://www.timeout.com/london/attractions/top-london-museums

Conquering our fear

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IMG_3116There are many things in this world that we are afraid of. This past weekend we bravely conquered some of our fears, as a team!

It is easy for us, as adults to forget how quickly our fears and worries can rub off on our children. We have to remember to face our fears, to teach our children to be brave, so they can enjoy life without being held back.

Have a look at the Zoolab and cooking album to see us facing our fears!

What is Early years Education?

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We invited our Nursey parents to an evening workshop and demonstrated how we teach and deliver the Early Years Curriculum through fun and exciting play based activities.

Counting Worms
We had superb play from parents at the worm counting activity, where parents explored worms in soil. We talked about different learning outcomes from this activity such as, fine motor skills, knowledge and Understanding the World, Language development and Maths.

Water fun
We discussed how to make bath time fun and a leaning zone for children, for example, adding empty plastic bottles, containers and jugs when giving children a bath, can develop mathematical concepts and language, such as, empty, full, less, more, big, little.
Providing household materials of different shapes and sizes to compare weight and quantity.

Pre-Writing and Fine Motor skills
We learnt lots about Fine Motor Skills and how they will help children when they are ready to write.
We had a fantastic time, making lots of marks and talking about them with our Nursery parents.  We used lots of different media and materials to make marks, we explored using paint, pens, different sized tools etc.

Have a look in the gallery at some of the photos taken from the workshop.

New Term…Let’s get it right :)

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So the new school year has started, and as we all know it can be really really hard. Trust me you’re not the only ones who find it just that little bit over whelming!

A few little tips to make sure your child gets the best out of their day;  a well balanced breakfast before your child comes to school, cereal, toast, fruit, it’s so important, it gets their brains working, and gives them the energy to learn!!! Getting to school on time for the gates to opens is essential for you child to have a relaxed and easy day. So they can absorb all the wonderful things they are being taught!

And finally…Keep going, and remember as long as you’re trying your best, you’re doing a fantastic job!!