We had a wonderful school holiday program this year with lots of new equipment and activities. We had new chalk boards and white boards installed to add to our outdoor area and the children have really enjoyed tapping into their creative drawing. These activities help to develop fine motor control, gross motor control as well as imagination.
"Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth, which depends upon the impressions received from outside. Through movement we come in contact with external reality, and it is through these contacts that we eventually acquire even abstract ideas." - Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood.
The children took advantage of the lovely weather and spent a lot of time in our outdoor environment, having morning tea outside was a lovely part of the routine. The children were very active with the parachute, hiding under it, running around it, singing lots of songs and looking at the colours.
Nido also looked after the High School's chickens so thank you to all the children and staff for being caring friends.