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Cuddly Koalas, Music and Drama, March 2020

Toddlers first approach numbers by memorizing the counting sequence by rote. Early on, your toddler may not even realize that the phrase “one, two, three” is actually made up of three separate words, and instead might hear it as a single “chunk”. Counting with your child helps him/her become familiar with the sequence of numbers and introduces him/her to the idea of one-to-one correspondence, a foundational math concept.

Cuddly Koalas, Visual Arts, March 2020

The Cuddly Koalas helped painting some DIY carnival games for our Carnival Event. They experimented with printing and drawing with toy cars on a horizontal and sloping surface. They enjoyed watching the cars rolling down in a certain way and leave a mark behind them. They could not stop rolling the cars back and forth and see what lines they can create by that movement. Well done Koalas!

Cuddly Koalas, March 2020

Before the Ski Break, the Cuddly Koalas were celebrating The International Mother Language Day. Our young learners learnt about the nationalities and their flags, also we listened to different songs from nationalities. It was lovely to see when the children recognised their own songs in their native languages. Their understanding of the theme was enhanced through various activities too. After all, we started the March packed with fun events and activities. On Carnival Day children looked lovely wearing their costumes and they loved their teacher’s costumes as well. A sspecial program was also organized for us, a magic show. Furthermore, we went out to the big garden and we played lots of games including the Throwing game where children could challenge themselves how many rings they can throw on the pegs, or the Balloon Pop game, where they could try to pop the balloons with the bean bags. It was great fun for everyone. Another special event was for us when we celebrated one of us little Koalas 2nd Birthday with a cake and yummy snacks afterward.

Cuddly Koalas, February 2020

We had a few special events over the past few weeks which have made our every days even more colourful. Druing the Student–led Conferences, it was wonderful to see families appreciating their child’s knowledge and praise them while working together by playing the Bingo game, doing an art and craft activity or see how the children could share their daily nursery life experiences with their parents. Well done to the students and to their families. It was great for all of us to participate in such a unique event. Moreover practising the performance for an Assembly is always a big excitement in the class and the children are enjoying the fun musical times. We are very proud of the children’s performance. We also have done lots of preparation for the lovely Valentine’s Day. The children made plenty of crafts related to the topic and I would highlight some of the many: for instance they used a jar to mix the paint with beans and created a beautiful painted heart, or decorated the Valentine’s Day surprise box for their families. And it is worth mentioning the yummy sweets which children made and tested during the process. Apart from the past eventful weeks the Cuddly Koalas were curios to learn about water vehicles and extend their knowledge about underwater creatures which we tied in with a little gym fun.

Cuddly Koalas, Visual Arts, February 2020

The Cuddly Koalas have been working on creating more decorations for our Valentine’s Day Event. They made a Heart Art by painting with sponges and sticking some lovely paper pieces and sprinkling some glitter on their piece of art. They also started to prepare a mask for our upcoming Carnival Event and decorated them with shiny sequins and beads. They experienced painting with balloons and printing with recycled heart shaped toilet rolls. They had lots of fun.

Cuddly Koalas, Music and Drama, February 2020

Your toddler’s body is growing and changing at an incredible rate, and he is constantly trying to figure out how to control his limbs, find his balance and navigate the space around him. Dances like this one allow toddlers the opportunity to practice negotiating these challenges in a fun and relaxed environment.

Cuddly Koalas, Visual Arts, February 2020

The Cuddly Koalas celebrated our Chinese New Year event by making a drum instrument from paper plates. They painted the paper plates with red tempera paint, glued shiny sequins and sprinkled shiny glitters on their instrument during art lessons. The Koalas started to work on our Valentine’s Day decoration and made heart sun-catchers using liquid glue and crepe paper pieces and showed off their palm power. Well done Koalas!

Cuddly Koalas, Music and Drama, February 2020

If you have ever noticed your toddler spontaneously clapping his hands, bopping up and down, or dancing with a toy, then you have probably already seen evidence of his internal steady beat. In class, we will broaden our external steady beat experiences by seeing, hearing, feeling, and moving to the beat in music. Why spend so much energy on this? Well, research shows that steady beat is an important foundation for mathematics, reading, speaking, self-control, and a whole slew of motor skills like dancing, running, riding a bicycle, dribbling a ball, and more!

Cuddly Koalas, February 2020

The last few weeks were busy weeks which seems to have passed by in a flash. The children have been engaged in various fun-filled and exciting activities. The Koalas have been given many learning experiences to help them explore and learn more about the world around them. They could try different painting technics, create crafts for the Chinese New Year celebrationThe all-time favourite is still the kinetic sand which we made colourful with the children’s help. The Cuddly Koalas also had loads of fun learning, and experiencing different types of sensory experiences such as a box filled in with lentils and by adding different kinds of vehicles to increase the effect or the colourful rise box which absolutely kept the little hands busy. Related to our current unit of inquiry we have played the imaginary game as we are traveling with a bus. It was lots of fun being with the strict ticket inspector. Moreover our class had the opportunity despite the cold weather to sit on the ponies and have a couple of rounds in the garden.

Cuddly Koalas, January 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back! Wishing all our families a wonderful New Year ahead. We hope that everyone had a great winter break and have had fun with their family and friends. The returning children have settled back into the routine and they can be observed building wonderful friendships and are developing socially, personally and emotionally. We are off to a great start. We welcomed a new little Koala who is doing very well and day by day he enjoys his time more and more in the new nursery group. We started off January with the new Programme of Inquiry ‘Going to places’. Children can widen their knowledges about vehicles and transportations. The children are excited to play games with their friends and learn new vocabulary words related to the theme. The main focus of the theme was to help children develop an understanding that people choose different types of vehicles to get from one place to another, learn safety rules on the road and to see how many different ways we can create crafts with toy cars and trucks and things that go. Additionally we enjoyed being active daily in the gym too, trying different movements and games which had a huge impact on our children’s physical and gross motor development.

Cuddly Koalas, Music and Drama, January 2020

The learning and movement connection is especially evident in instrument play. In exploration time, we encourage your child to explore the texture and colour of the instrument, the many ways to play it, and the variety of sounds it makes. Playing the instrument to music engages the senses of touch, hearing, and sight. Your child observes that as the changes the way she moves the instrument, its sound changes, too. She learns to coordinate her movements to play fast or slow and quiet or loud. She also learns that she can express herself by choosing how she plays.

Cuddly Koalas, Visual Arts, January 2020

The Cuddly Koalas experimented printing with potatoes and different types of materials, such as barred plastic pieces, different types of textiles and handmade stamps. They explored painting with yarn, and had lots of fun painting with their feet too. They really enjoyed stamping with the bubble wrap on their feet!

Cuddly Koalas, Visual Arts, December 2019

The Cuddly Koalas participated in making our Happy Kids Christmas tree. They painted the boxes green and made some ornaments to decorate the tree. They worked hard to make some beautiful decorations for our Christmas Party. Wow, so beautiful!

Cuddly Koalas, Music and Drama – Theme: Silly All Over

It’s hard work waiting for the drum! Like all stop-and-go games, taking turns fosters the development of patience, something most children haven’t mastered yet. Giving your children the opportunity to practice and master the important skill of patience helps prepare them for success in school and in life.

Cuddly Koalas, December 2019

If somebody peeps into the Cuddly Koala’s class it seems like Christmas has come earlier. The classroom is decorated all around with snowflakes, ornaments, a fireplace, a Christmas tree. Children can enjoy the Christmas themed topics, books, songs through the days. The final preparations are also underway for the Christmas show, we are excitedly waiting for. We welcomed the winter weather with beautiful snowfall. It had a special charm for us. We do not need snow to laugh and play, but it definitely gave us plenty of opportunity to do both. Children’s little gloved hands could build a beautiful snowman and forming snowballs. They also had a ride on the sledge. These are already fantastic things, but beyond that, Santa visited us on 6 December. Previously we wrote him a letter of what we wish he can bring us and all our wishes came thorugh! A very well equipped play kitchen with many opportunities to practise to be a little chef. Children could hardly wait to play with it, since then there is no stopping, we cook and bake. Lastly, we wish everyone a very relaxing and joyful holiday and see you back on 6 January 2020.

Cuddly Koalas, November 2019

The Cuddly Koalas had the opportunity to experiment with watercolour paint in many ways and print with leaves. They enjoyed the appearing of their hidden favourite toys, and the print of leaves. Wow Koalas, such an amazing effort put in those art pieces!

Cuddly Koalas, November 2019

Bounces provide your children with opportunities to feel the steady beat with their whole body-regardless of whether they are at home or in class. However, enjoying this bounce in a group setting offers additional benefits. As your toddlers bounce and move in class and watch other children respond and move in other ways, they begin to understand that they are unique individuals-they experience the same activity as the other children, but in their own way.This observation and understanding enhances your toddlers’ self-awareness.

Cuddly Koalas, November 2019

Our current Unit of Inquiry is ‘Senses’. Children are learning the importance of hearing, touching, sight, tasting and smelling. During our circle times we were experimenting with food tasting. Different types of food was prepared on the table for the children to feel, touch and taste. Children were very curious about all the tastes and excited to try them. They learend about salty, sweet, sour and bitter tastes. Their faces said a thousand words when they tasted the lemon and trully enjoyed all the activities. We also held the ‘Word Science Day’ when children experimented with salt, glue and paint. They could see how the textures flow together and made gorgeous pictures at the end. We also experienced a very unusual interaction, when we mixed a little milk with food colouring. This was an easy hands on experience which we managed to turn to an awesome science project with the help of the Cuddly Koalas.

Cuddly Koalas, November 2019

We hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing autumn break. Children settled in back very smoothly after the break. They continued the established the daily routine with ease. We started our Monday with the preparation for Halloween. We have been working on ghosts, bats and pumpkins to make our bulletin board and decorations stunning. During our circle times we have been discussing the meaning of Halloween and have also learned many wonderful ‘spooky’ songs about ’Harry a Spider’ and the ‘Spooky Monster’ or not at last ‘the Moody Pumpkin’ song. Our classroom has also got many Halloween decorations which the children commented on very often. The Cuddly Koalas made cookies and they could decorate them with chocolate chips if they wanted. On the last day of the week the Cuddly Koalas had a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the puppet theatre show in the gym with the older classes. The Koalas were super patient and were really interested about what was happening behind the scenes. We held our class party in the classroom, where children could dance, go silly with the balloons and of course enjoy the well-deserved cookies.

Cuddly Koalas, November 2019

The Cuddly Koalas worked hard to make some spooky decorations for our Halloween Party. They made ’Silhouette Bat’ paintings and ’Ghost’ painting arts by painting with sponges. They made an ’Egg Carton Bat’ craft and showed their sticking skills by gluing some wiggly eyes onto their ghosts screaming mouths and on their bats. Thanks to them our corridor looked so spooky!

Cuddly Koalas, November 2019

Toddlers love to mToddlers love to move – but toddlers ESPECIALLY love moving independently! One of the ways to encourage your toddler’s drive for independence is to engage her in simple movement rhymes, like ‘I Can Wiggle’. With repetition and time, your toddler will delight in showing off the movements he/she has learned. It is through mastery of age-appropriate independent skills like these that your toddler’s self-esteem will blossom.Toddlers love to move – but toddlers ESPECIALLY love moving independently! One of the ways to encourage your toddler’s drive for independence is to engage her in simple movement rhymes, like ‘I Can Wiggle’. With repetition and time, your toddler will delight in showing off the movements he/she has learned. It is through mastery of age-appropriate independent skills like these that your toddler’s self-esteem will blossom.ove – but toddlers ESPECIALLY love moving independently! One of the ways to encourage your toddler’s drive for independence is to engage her in simple movement rhymes, like ‘I Can Wiggle’. With repetition and time, your toddler will delight in showing off the movements he/she has learned. It is through mastery of age-appropriate independent skills like these that your toddler’s self-esteem will blossom.

Cuddly Koalas, October 2019

Hearing the words clap, clap, clap at the beginning of the song sung on the beat reinforces how the steady beat and movements fit together. The more your toddler experiences steady beat, the more likely she/he will be to learn to keep steady beat independently. “Moving to a steady beat is a fundamental skill-not only for music performance, but one that has been linked to language skills”-Nina Kraus. Kraus’s research, showed that people who performed better on rhythmic test also demonstrated superior neural responses to speech sounds.

Cuddly Koalas, October 2019

Over of the past two weeks the Cuddly Koalas finished the ‘Family Tree’ project which turned out to be a popular project. The final outcome is displayed and children like to stop for a second to talk about it with their family. We also enjoyed the lovely autumn weather outside in the big garden and had fun with the falling leaves. Our light table was packed with crystal water beads for sensory play and children enjoyed squishing, smashing and breaking them for a unique sensory experience.

We had an amazing opportunity to try Rolli Polli with Ms. Susie. The Koalas were very energetic and followed all the instructions and tried to complete the tasks. It is the best time to develop cognitive skills, increase coordination and meet their daily exercise needs. We are looking forward to the next opportunity.

The National School’s FireDday was included in our calendar. On that they we learned about fire safety and children could try out the toy equipment, play with small fire engines and could make their own helmet.

Cuddly Koalas, October 2019

Children are becoming more comfortable with the activity ‘Head and Shoulders’. Everyone is standing, stretching up high, touching their heads, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes and noses. This body- tapping song invites them to tap those body parts a few times. They like to increase the tempo when we repeat the movements.

Cuddly Koalas, October 2019

The Cuddly Koalas made lots of harvest related crafts during Visual Arts lessons. They made apples by painting in the box with marbles, grapes by rolling and stamping with bubble wraps, autumn leaves by sticking crepe paper onto the leaves. Well done Koalas!

Cuddly Koalas, October 2019

The last two weeks we have had so much fun learning and exploring our Unit of Inquiry topics. We have been learning about our body parts and have expanded our knowledge of shapes. The children have been enjoying the new songs they have learnt by wriggling about and moving their hands and feet. We made lots of fun, exciting art and craft activities related to our current Unit of Inquiriy. We have also been playing with plenty of Lego Duplo which is the children’s new favourite activity during free play. While the children are building, they are using and developing their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. This activity also encourages children to solve problems and use their own ideas and think creatively. The Koalas had an opportunity to ride on the ponies enjoying the sunny weather. The ponies were waiting for us in the big garden and children were watching the ponies with exctement and admiration.

Cuddly Koalas, September 2019

Rocking and cuddling provided another opportunity for bonding with the Cuddly Koalas, making them feel safe and secure, and giving them a positive experience of connection. Positive social experiences encourage your children to reach out to others to connect and make new friends.

Cuddly Koalas, September 2019

Our Cuddly Koalas group welcomed new friends, we are very happy to have them here with us. More children more fun 🙂
The children started to get to know each other better and learn the everyday routine from their teachers. At circle time we are learning about the daily schedule, weather, colours and shapes recognition. The group already have many favourite songs and books as well. We are actively participating in Physical Education, Music and Drama and Visual Arts classes. The piano is popular and the art table is always busy. Children can use their own creativity to create beautiful autumn pictures, develop their balance in the gym and practice new songs and movements in the music room. We have also celebrated our two lovely Koalas 2nd birthdays with delicious cakes and candles. Children could share in each other’s joy. We look forward to have our next occasion to sing the birthday song together.

Cuddly Koalas, September 2019

The last stream of warm summer wind knocked on all of our teacher’s door and whispered into their ears that it is time to go back to Happy Kids to start the new school year. Our new Visual Arts teacher, Ms. Ildikó was very excited to meet with all the children and do some arts and crafts with them.

The Cuddly Koalas experienced painting and colour mixing in many ways; painted with corks, with apples, and pushed the paint in the bag.

Cuddly Koalas, September 2019

Our Visual Arts Teacher had the opportunity to meet and welcome the Cuddly Koalas on Friday. She prepared some exciting ‘Paint in The Bag Art’ for the children. They were excited to push the colours and see how the colours are moving, mixing and forming into other colours. Well done Koalas!

Cuddly Koalas, September 2019

Our new Koalas are settling in very smoothly. There is a new thing and routine to learn and discover every day. Everyone is very curious to embark on new adventures and explore the environment.

Cuddly Koalas, Music and Drama, March 2020

Toddlers first approach numbers by memorizing the counting sequence by rote. Early on, your toddler may not even realize that the phrase "one, two, three" is actually made up of three separate words, and instead might hear it as a single "chunk". Counting with your...

Cuddly Koalas, Visual Arts, March 2020

The Cuddly Koalas helped painting some DIY carnival games for our Carnival Event. They experimented with printing and drawing with toy cars on a horizontal and sloping surface. They enjoyed watching the cars rolling down in a certain way and leave a mark behind them....

Cuddly Koalas, March 2020

Before the Ski Break, the Cuddly Koalas were celebrating The International Mother Language Day. Our young learners learnt about the nationalities and their flags, also we listened to different songs from nationalities. It was lovely to see when the children recognised...

Cuddly Koalas, February 2020

We had a few special events over the past few weeks which have made our every days even more colourful. Druing the Student–led Conferences, it was wonderful to see families appreciating their child’s knowledge and praise them while working together by playing the...

Cuddly Koalas, Visual Arts, February 2020

The Cuddly Koalas have been working on creating more decorations for our Valentine's Day Event. They made a Heart Art by painting with sponges and sticking some lovely paper pieces and sprinkling some glitter on their piece of art. They also started to prepare a mask...

Cuddly Koalas, Music and Drama, February 2020

Your toddler's body is growing and changing at an incredible rate, and he is constantly trying to figure out how to control his limbs, find his balance and navigate the space around him. Dances like this one allow toddlers the opportunity to practice negotiating these...

Cuddly Koalas, Visual Arts, February 2020

The Cuddly Koalas celebrated our Chinese New Year event by making a drum instrument from paper plates. They painted the paper plates with red tempera paint, glued shiny sequins and sprinkled shiny glitters on their instrument during art lessons. The Koalas started to...

Cuddly Koalas, Music and Drama, February 2020

If you have ever noticed your toddler spontaneously clapping his hands, bopping up and down, or dancing with a toy, then you have probably already seen evidence of his internal steady beat. In class, we will broaden our external steady beat experiences by seeing,...

Cuddly Koalas, February 2020

The last few weeks were busy weeks which seems to have passed by in a flash. The children have been engaged in various fun-filled and exciting activities. The Koalas have been given many learning experiences to help them explore and learn more about the world around...

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