Top Ryde Blog
Art & Craft Exhibition
All the children and their families had a lovely time at our annual Art & Craft exhibition. Everyone came together to view the children's artworks that they had created while enjoying some delicious antipasto platters and wine. Each of the rooms had their own theme related to their artworks which were based on the children's interests.
Lilli Pilli Room
The Lilli Pilli children had an interest in colours and exploring sensory play. They combined these interests together to create colourful 3D textured artworks.
Little Rugby came to visit the children and taught them the basic skills needed to play rugby. The children got active as they ran around the outdoor area passing the rugby balls to each other. They were then given the opportunity to kick the rugby balls through the goal post. Everyone had lots of fun participating in these activities with their friends.
Little Rugby helps early childhood centres promote physical activity into their program in a new and fun way.
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Our Charity Wall
2013 Christmas Concert
The children were very excited to have a visit from the police today!
They all sat and listened as the constables spoke about what the job of the police entails and what to do if the children ever need help from the police. They also spoke about 'Stranger Danger' and to yell STOP! if they don't feel comfortable in a situation.
The children also got the opportunity to go and look at the police car and listen to its loud siren.
Lilli Pilli Room Revamp
With all the new resources arriving, the Lilli Pilli room got revamped to provide new and exciting areas for the children.
Beach day is always a fun filled day and popular with the children, so to help celebrate children's week we turned our garden into a beach.
The children enjoyed laying on beach towels around the sandpit and sitting on beach chairs in the sand. We also set up a game of beach cricket for the children to play all day. They had fun building sandcastles and playing in the water with their friends.
The Lilli Pillies were enjoying themselves so much that they decided to continue pretending they were at the beach while inside.
We had lots of fun in the sun!!!
Farm Animal Visit
To help celebrate Children's Week we invited Farmer Corinna and her farm animals to Top Ryde Early Learning. The children were so excited as they listened and watched as Corinna talked about each animal and demonstrated how she takes care of them during the day.
Corinna then encouraged the children to help her feed and groom the animals. Everyone was very enthusiastic to get involved and help.
Corinna also had some fluffy animals to show us. The children all sat in a circle and each got to hold and cuddle on of the animals.
Thank you Kindifarm and farmer Corinna for coming a sharing your beautiful animals with us. We had lots of fun being farmers for the day.
Our dry creek bed and digging area
The children love the new dry creek bed and digging area in the garden. We created this new area for the children after they took an interest in digging up the softfall with the trucks.
The area consits of lots of different natural items such as sandstone rocks, creek pebbles, tree logs and grass plants. The children are able to explore their natural environment and use it to create engaging play experiences.
In the warmer weather we provide water for the children to add a different element to their experiences. It is amazing to see what the children come up with and how they further develop their own interests within the area.