At LittleBuds, as your child progresses, they may
choose from the variety of activities and resources on offer (many of
which are listed below). Our aim is to promote independence and
confidence as they grow and socialize with their friends and us adults
using carefully planned routines. Their play activities and social
interaction will take place within safe boundaries around daily
activities, for example mealtimes (which we share with the children);
hand washing, tooth brushing, and hygiene routines; and of course potty
training (with which we have a 100% success rate!)
- Home Corner -
encourages imaginative play e.g.. home, hospital, coffee shop,
- Construction -
road and train sets, mobilo, stickle bricks, mega blocks; tools and
work bench: developing fine motor skills and creativity.
- Puzzle Toys -
jigsaws to suit each stage of development; sorting blocks; sequencing
puzzles; animal dominos: promoting cognitive development.
- Table-Top Toys -
threading buttons, bears and reels; linking & matching elephants; chalk
boards; Peggy pictures: developing hand/eye co-ordination and
- Sand and Water Play
- trays permanently set up in playroom: introducing mathematical and
scientific concepts / & improving fine motor skills.
- Painting, Gluing,
Cutting and Sticking - promoting creative and aesthetic
- Dance, Song and Rhyme
Sessions - promotes social interaction, language development,
physical development and co-ordination, and
also improves self-confidence.
- Musical Instruments
(including a variety of instruments from around the world) helps to
improve gross and fine motor skills, musical appreciation.
- Large Wall Chalk Board
- improving manipulative, writing and creative skills.
- Books/Quiet Area -
story telling and one-to-one reading sessions promote imaginative
and language skills, as well as raising issues for further debate.
and Disability Awareness Toys - multicultural puppets, books,
musical instruments, role play opportunities and outfits.
- Tropical Fish Tank
- Daily 'helper' to feed the fish - raising awareness of the
environment, life-cycles, knowledge of the world around us, and
responsibility when keeping pets.
and Baking Activities - promoting scientific and mathematical
concepts, not to mention fun to eat!