Today I escaped the clutches of the office and chilled out with The Hive as they enjoyed circle time with Lauren.
Lauren cracked open "song box" a firm favourite with the babies and toddlers.
Basically the children choose something from Lauren's box of tricks and every item represents a little ditty, or rhyme that they all share together. Some clap, some sway, some shout out the words they recognise and some simply stare; absorbing and engaging in everything Lauren has to say / sing in this very special 5 minutes leading up to lunch time.
I could wax lyrical about the listening skills, communication, language building, turn taking and concentration skills, not to mention linking concepts and ideas that they might already hold in order to make better sense of the world....but maybe that's for another time. Suffice to say, everyone should enjoy a hearty sing song before sitting down to lunch together.
On an aside, Lauren has smashed her apprenticeship and is predicted to finish early because she's worked so hard on her coursework. So round of applause for Lauren please. 👏👏👏 #earlyyears
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