“LITTLE STEPS TO GIANT LEAPS”
Our Little Steps room has been designed for children just learning to wobble!
In this area we aim to continue to encourage and enhance your child ‘s
physical, emotional, social and cognitive language development.
What can they do?
What can they do with assistance? are some of the questions we ask.
Our day starts with breakfast time followed by circle time and then the days planned and varied activities. These activities incorporate art, tactile toys and equipment, games and music. We have a sleep area, changing area and an outdoor garden specifically for Little Steps.
Like the Little Angels Room, Little Steps room has their own changing facilities, however the play equipment is geared specifically to their age and stage of development. This encourages the children to begin to challenge their already established interests.
Here at Willow House Childcare Woodbine we fully understand the importance of a child’s educational development.
Our staff is experienced and highly qualified. We are also open to cater for any child who needs extra help in regard to education.
Gross Motor skill building Activities:
Things that build up large muscle groups such as tummy time, rolling, sitting, standing, walking, reaching, throwing, kicking, stretching, etc.
Fine Motor skill building Activities:
Things that build up fine motor muscle groups such as manipulating small toys and objects like strings or tags on toys, finger painting, turning pages of board books, and grasping small objects.
Cognitive skill building Activities:
Building cognitive skills is a way of helping the children begin to understand the world around them, which they can do through experience. Using cause and effect toys, that allow a child to understand reactions and repeating actions to get desired outcome and building on that understanding, to interact with the world around them in a more aware state. Cause and effect toys would include things with buttons that cause reactions, pop-up toys, musical toys, balls, cars, etc.
Literacy and Language skill building Activities:
Every day, we make a conscious effort to talk to our children, so they can hear verbal language constantly spoken to them. We read age-appropriate books like rhyming books, phonetic books, song books, and sound books, we sing songs to the children and we encourage them to watch our hand movements and mimic them back -as they get older.
Social and Emotional skill building Activities:
Bonding with every new child that comes into our classroom is a very important part of what we do. Building the social and emotional skills to trust and bond with caregivers and peers is important at a young age and can make the rest of their time in child care much more enjoyable and successful.
Interaction and social inclusion…
Here at Willow House Childcare Woodbine we understand the importance of interaction, inclusion and friendships. This is why we always encourage interaction and play between the children.
We always ensure we have the children’s wellbeing in mind at all times.
Early Days Foods
Early Days Foods take pride in providing healthy children’s meals for nursery children throughout the island of Ireland, providing home quality meals. They are a specialised catering service which helps nurseries serve quality meals for their children 52-weeks a year, just like you would at home.
Early Days Foods is one of Ireland’s premier Nursery food providers, with an extensive menu. Your kids can enjoy a healthy range of quality meals just like home. Click here to view Early Days Foods Menu.