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Snuggle bunnies

Thank you, Fiona, for bringing your two beautiful bunnies in to meet all our children. They were so gentle and caring and had very kind hands whilst stroking them. They loved meeting Hermione and Luna and finding out about their amazing bunny ways! A great chance to reinforce the importance of great hygiene afterwards too …

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Crawling, sliding, climbing, crouching…

let’s all get moving!!Whether it be crawling through a tunnel, negotiating different platform levels, or exploring and navigating the best way to travel up and down a slope, all of these exciting play opportunities (and decisions) help to build our core strength and stability, align both sides of our bodies, develop our gross and fine …

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Fancy a cuppa anyone?!?

It could be a bubbly one or a sandy one, but whichever one you have it will definitely be served with love!Sharing and caring, negotiation and turn-taking, imaginative role-playing, physical development through tipping and pouring, exploring capacity, communicating clearly (and very excitedly!)… just a few of the things being explored and developed whilst playing in …

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Very busy making marks!!

From pincer to palmar, digital to tripod; offering children a wealth of opportunities and tools to practise all these different grasps is essential to help them develop their early handwriting skills/ability… Whether it be dough play to strengthen little hands and fingers, threading to refine fine motor control, making shapes in the air with ribbon …

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“We’re watching the blossom fall down!”

Instead of using our outdoor comfy cushions to sit and share stories together on this little group spontaneously laid down and looked up!! They laid there happily watching the blossom in awe and wonder as it floated down to the ground on the breeze… they were fascinated by its twists and turns as it travelled …

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Our Interests Tree…

Gone is Easter from our Entrance Hall and instead our ‘all year round tree’ reflects just some of our children’s many diverse interests… we love to follow their crazy, amazing ways and their fantastic fascinations.Our Jolly days unfold organically as we are inspired by our children and often take their lead as the starting points …

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Our ‘Goodie to Baddie Machine’

Today during outdoor play this little one has been super creative with the construction! He built a machine that turned ‘goodies into baddies’ and then absolutely loved turning Imogen into a baddie!! Our children’s of all things ‘superheroes and villains’ is still going strong!! Watch out that you don’t get zapped by our machine if …

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Cars and trains challenge our brains!!

Whether it be investigating speed and direction of travel by exploring ramps and tunnels, working out how to link tracks and road pieces together utilising our fine motor skills, imagining role play scenarios with our friends as we create towns and cities, negotiating and taking turns as we find our favourite vehicles and then share …

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Canal Capers!!

An amazing morning was spent down at the canal today. The sun was shining, the ducks were quacking and the Free-Flow gang were definitely all smiling It was wonderful to look around our local environment and discuss what we could see, hear, touch and smell (and later taste when we sat down to have our …

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You’ve got to be in it to win it!!

Some amazing caring, sharing, negotiation, collaboration and cooperation has been taking place here at Jollies as our children have enjoyed playing games together. They naturally took turns as they used the spinner, they made their moves and they got excited for themselves and their friends!It’s always fun to want to win and be a little …

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