We have continued to turn our attention to all things autumnal here at Jollies over the past few weeks. Our children have been observing leaves changing colour and falling and nights drawing in… and so we have reflected this change in the season by enhancing our areas of provision even further…Our play dough has been made in all kinds of autumnal shades and there have been warming spices added to it, so it smells of autumn cosiness too! There have been leaves for the children to add and conkers for them to roll through the dough, cinnamon sticks to stab in and pine cones to press. We have had some amazing imprints and some incredible concoctions made as the children have pretended to ‘cook’ up a treat! Conkers have made their way into outside play too as they have been added to the giant wooden blocks and channels play set… the children were fascinated to experiment how far and fast different ones would roll and there was huge excitement as they clanked, clunked and clattered their noisy way along the channels and down the slopes! Our loose parts exploratory trays have also been given an autumny twist too… bring on the exploration, the fun, the learning, the physical skills development, the communication, the excitement, bring on the AMAZING AUTUMNAL VIBES!!