Each week we have the brilliant Nick from Sports 4 Tots into the pre school, something which has become a favourite time of the week for lots of the children.
Sports 4 Tots recognise the increasing rise in childhood obesity and believe it is paramount that physical activity and sport play an important role in a child’s life from an early age. They aim not only to improve balance, co – ordination and agility but also to improve social skills such as communication, listening, sharing, following instructions and being part of a team.
Come rain or shine Nick keeps the children engaged with a different sport each week including basketball, hockey, football, cricket, tennis and many more.
The sun decided to make a very welcome appearance just in time for our annual beach day at Maenporth- phew!
We know how lucky we are to have the beach on our doorstep, so taking the pre-school to the beach for the day just has to be done! And what a day we had…with sandcastle competitions, races and fun galore.
The children loved exploring the rock pools where we found crabs, and along the beach we discovered a cuttlefish and jellyfish, both of which caused utter fascination.
We rounded the day off with some ice-lollies, which were of course a particular favourite with the children!
Each year we pop on our wellies, don our backpacks and of we go to the beautiful Trebah Gardens for a day of exploring!
This year we started off the trip with a visit to the Koi carp pond at the top of the garden. The children were fascinated spotting all the different carp up so close. From there we followed one of the brilliant scavenger hunts that go throughout the garden, weaving our way through the plants, trees, waterfalls and ponds, spotting all the wildlife along the way.
The children did so well walking all the way to the beach at the bottom of the garden where we had a well deserved rest and demolished our packed lunches! The children had a great time doing a scavenger hunt on the beach before making our way back up through the ‘Bamboozle’ maze.
We definitely think we sent home some very tired children after a fun packed day!
We just love when Craig from Squashbox Theatre comes to visit us at the pre school, he never fails to make the children (and us!) laugh with his fantastic puppets and they’re hilarious tales!
This year was the turn of ‘The Sea Show’ where we followed the tale of Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ Mermaid (Ahem, Craig!), were squirted at by the cheeky sea squirt and danced along with the brilliant songs. The children absolutely loved it, if you haven’t already seen Craig and one of his Squashbox shows then it is a real must!