Chinese New Year1>
A wonderful smell of Chinese cooking wafted through the air at Rum Tum Tugger’s Nursery in Harlow as the children celebrated Chinese New Year. There were things to smell and taste, a chance to try chop sticks and a variety of art and craft projects to do.
Our toddler group made chinese lanterns. At this stage of development, children are becoming aware of shapes and patterns which is part of the EYFS area of learning for Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy.
They made cards showing Cherry Blossom using pink fingerprints. Children at this age enjoy making marks and looking at each others projects. This is a very early stage in the development of writing skills.
The wall display is made up of a variety of pictures coloured by the toddlers. It’s important for children to begin to talk about the special times in other peoples lives, like celebrations in other cultures.