Thursday, 14 December 2017

Christmas Party

Thank you so much to all the parents for coming to the Christmas party today. It was lovely to see you all and thank you for all the food that you made as well. The children all had a lovely time.








Father Christmas

Today was our Christmas Party and the children had a special visit from Father Christmas.









Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Jumper Week

Thank you to everyone that has helped us raise money this week by joining in with Christmas Jumper Week...


Dancing

At Baby Ducks we love to have a dance. The children copy each others dance moves and take turns being the leader.


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

What should my children drink?

This is the information we have found on drinks for children. It is take from the NHS website and may be of interest to parent.

Like fizzy drinks, fruit juice and squash can be high in sugar, which can cause tooth decay. Because sugary drinks can be high in energy (calories), having these drinks too often can also lead to weight gain and obesity.

The best drinks to give children are plain water and milk.

If your children do have sugary drinks, limit these to mealtimes rather than giving them as snacks in between meals.

Read more about sugar and tooth decay.

Drinks with free sugars
The kind of sugar we eat too much of is known as "free sugar". Free sugars are any sugars added to food or drinks, or found naturally in honey, syrups and unsweetened fruit juices.

Drinks with free sugars include:
squashes
fruit juices and smoothies
juice drinks
fizzy drinks
flavoured milks
milkshakes

These drinks can cause tooth decay, and most contain very few nutrients. They can also be filling, which could reduce your child's appetite for foods that contain the nutrients they need.

Unsweetened 100% fruit juice or smoothies
When fruit is juiced or blended, the sugar contained in the fruit is released, which can damage your child's teeth and may cause tooth decay.

However, fruit juices contain valuable vitamins and minerals.

Government advice is to limit the amount of fruit juice and smoothie we have to a combined total of 150ml a day (one portion).

150ml of unsweetened, fresh 100% fruit juice or smoothie can count as one of your five daily portions of fruit and veg.

Healthier drinks for children
If your children like drinking milk, this is a good choice, especially if they don't like plain water. Milk isn't bad for teeth. It also contains calcium, as well as other vitamins and minerals.

After your baby's first birthday, whole (full fat) cows' milk can be given as a drink alongside a balanced and varied diet.

Children can have semi-skimmed milk from the age of two, as long as they're good eaters and growing well.

Skimmed and 1% milk aren't suitable for children under five.

Milk alternatives, such as soya drinks, can be fed to children from the age of one as part of a healthy, balanced diet. If you give your baby milk alternatives, make sure they are unsweetened and fortified with calcium.

Children under five years shouldn't have rice drinks as they may contain unsafe levels of arsenic.

You can try making your own milkshakes and smoothies by blending soft fruit, such as banana, strawberries or mango, with milk or yoghurt. But remember, children should have no more than 150ml in total of fruit juice or smoothie.

For information about drinks for children under five, see Babies and toddlers: drinks and cups.

Taken from nhs.uk

Estimating

We played an estimation game, The children estimated how many things  it would take to fill up the basket. They put them in one by one counting them as they went to see if they were correct...




Santa's Workshop

Yesterday the children had so much fun playing in Santa's Workshop

The children have dressed up as elves and Santa. They are wrapping up toys for the boys and girls, they use the scissors to cut the wrapping paper off the rolls.  Some of the children were able to cut bits of paper off the role for the presents. They enjoyed using the sellotape dispenser and liked holding the sack so that when the presents are wrapped the elves can put them in.
Some of the children pretended to be reindeers.
When they had finished wrapping the presents, everyone decided to stop being elves and were back to being children and they all had lots of fun opening all the presents.













Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Snowman Pictures

The children have been having fun making some great snowman pictures...


Monday, 4 December 2017

Santa Advent Calendar

Today the children have been adding to Santa's beard. It is our advent calendar to count down until we break up for Christmas...


Friday, 1 December 2017

Santa Advent

Today the children have been making our special Santa Advent Calendar to help us count down the days until Christmas!!!



Thursday, 23 November 2017

Newsletter

Today we have sent an email to all parents with the current newsletter attached. You will also be getting a paper copy in the next few days. For anyone that wants to read it I have attached a copy to the blog and website as well...


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Melting Snowmen

The children have been making some lovely pictures of melting snowmen at Baby Ducks ...


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Sorting Bears

Today the children have been sorting the different colours and sizes of bears at Baby Ducks ...



Monday, 20 November 2017

Musical Chairs

The children run around the chairs and when cap our hands they have to find an empty chair to sit on. Each round, we take a chair away, who ever is left without a chair is then out, they play until the end and all deal with being out well, When one wins the game, we start again! The children really like this game and play again, more children join in each time.






Thursday, 16 November 2017

Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park is one of the children's favourite stories and so we thought we would record their reactions ...


Red day for Children in Need

Today the children and staff have been dressing in the colour red...


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Teddy Bears Picnic

This week as part of our Children in Need week the children have brought their teddy bears to Baby Ducks to have an indoor picnic ...


Balloons

Today we are playing with balloons that have been filled with different things. We have pasta, rice, orbeez, flour, beads and salt. The children were experimenting with the different sounds they could hear when shaking them and discussing what could possibly be inside. The children were really taken with these and spent a long time listening to the different sounds and deciding which ones were louder\quieter, and which contents were softer\harder.


Children in Need Week - Blue day

Today the children and staff have come in all dressed in blue...


We also have a selection of cakes on sale all this week. Thank you to all the parents that have brought something in.


Finally a reminder that the duck race will be on Friday and you can pick you duck for just £1. Please ask when you drop off or pick up.