A guest post by Daisy's Dad In recent weeks there’s been speculation about the likelihood of a chilly weather front reaching the UK, but freezing conditions have already taken hold in Daisy’s world. This weekend, we had to free a penguin that had became trapped in the ice! Messy activities with Daisy are usually the highlight… Continue reading Free the penguin! Investigating ice with a preschool child
I'm sitting on the dayroom floor playing with Daisy and we are surrounded by her array of small world animals. I can see a variety of animals from her wild animal collection and her Happyland sets that she's had for nearly a year. Daisy regularly plays with them in different scenarios including hiding them in… Continue reading How small world animals can inspire early role play
Daisy's interest in minibeasts recently started with a worm, wriggling across the palm of her hand. We'd spotted the worm while Daisy was exploring the compost in the garden. When we're outside with Daisy we often try to spot the wildlife in the garden and gradually we've been able to show her a butterfly… Continue reading Discovering insects and other minibeasts
With her tiger in her hand, Daisy's just been chasing after Daddy and roaring loudly at him! At the moment, Daisy's very fond of her bagful of small world animals and daily she'll find her bag of animals and set them out in her play. Recently, the focus of her play with the small world… Continue reading Cluck, quack, bleat, bark and miaow: listening to and copying sounds.
Daisy's parents are lucky that between them, they have the time to provide her with plenty of hands-on experiences. So they've decided to limit her access to tv during the day (even if Daisy already seems to know how to work a tv remote control). However in recent weeks Daisy's evening routine has changed and… Continue reading Daisy in the Night Garden