World Book Day
We chose to celebrate World Book Day by doing a Secret Book Worm. Similarly to Secret Santa, the children picked a book worm with another child's name and age on it. They then sourced a book for that child. It may have been a favourite book, of personal significance (one family knew the Author), a present (one child received Mog as it had been a favourite of the relative who gave it to her), or simply a book the family thought a child may enjoy. We were thrilled with the response. The children also brought in an item that reminded them of their favourite story. One child brought in a train, another wooden peg people representing characters from a book, a tiger and a wooden caterpillar.
To further develop our skills as childcare practitioners, we are continuing our journey to become a Curiosity Approach Accredited provision. An accredited setting recognises that children are naturally curious to explore, discover, question, wonder and work things out by tinkering, being physical and doing it for themselves. Resources are natural, authentic and open ended, within a cosy, warm and calming environment.
Due to the current unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in at the moment, Little Hens of Hurstbourne is only open for the children of keyworkers. We are missing all of the children immensely, but we are thrilled to hear that children have been in touch with each other over video phone. We are keeping in touch over our private WhatsApp group where children are sharing their adventures at home, such as baking, making rainbows to support the NHS, water play in the garden, arts and crafts, tuff tray play and scooting. We have shared stories with the children and have a Paddington Bear who has joined in the adventures. It appears lots of children have their very own Paddington.