On Monday afternoon we had a delivery of 5 eggs and an incubator, much discussion has been about what is growing inside of the eggs. There has been suggestions of chicks, crocodiles, dinosaurs, very large spiders or even chocolate eggs with toys inside. On Wednesday morning the children arrived to find 2 recently hatched ducklings, this caused great excitement and occasionally a disappointed sigh that they are not dinosaurs. Thursday morning saw the addition of 2 more arrivals and the final duckling is trying very hard to hatch today. He’s keeping us company in the office.
Elsewhere throughout the preschool the children have been modelling eggs and ducks out of playdough, painting with wheels to see the tracks they make and drawing pictures of the animals they think are in the eggs.
On our easel Judy has made a soft and fluffy sensory wall for the children to stroke, run their hands through and brush, this has been done specially to encourage gentle hands and soft touching in preparation of being able to have a hold of the ducklings next week.
The home corner has been turned into a veterinary clinic for our cuddly toy animals and the children have been taking good care of all the sick and injured animals giving them medicine and bandaging their injuries.
Outside in the garden the children have been having a go at the obstacle course set up by Audrey, this involves lots of climbing and balancing and they have got increasingly better at it as the week goes on. The space hoppers have been out this week and we have been bouncing all around the garden, seeing who can bounce the fastest, highest and having bouncing races. Also in the garden we have been listening to music, dancing and playing the musical instruments.