We have been celebrating and learning about Chinese New Year in the Toddler room. The children have been joining in with lots of activities to develop our understanding of different cultures.
We explored different textures such as noodles, trying to pick them up with the tweezers and created our own Chinese fans by using the red and yellow colours to make different strokes and our hands to mix the paint! In the role play area we have been pretending to be the dragons with the masks, making lots of “ROAR!” noises. Everyone loved dancing outside with the ribbons, talking about what colours they had and the different movements we could make.
Physical Development: Moving and Handling,8-20 months – Enjoys the sensory experience of making marks in damp sand, paste or paint. Holds pen or crayon using a whole hand (palmar) grasp and makes random marks with different strokes.
Understanding our world: People & Communities, 22-36 months – In pretend play, imitates everyday actions and events from own family and cultural background, e.g. making and drinking tea.