Day Visit for Newbies

Day Visit for Newbies

Our new intake of children come for a short visit before the summer holidays. On this day, I put out simple invitations to explore with their accompanying adult. Some of the children are not yet 3 at this point (they will be by the time they start with me) & a few haven’t been to any form of preschool before. I often repeat some of these invitations during their gradual admission in September, for familiarity.

I wasn’t sure whether or not to blog this week, as so many people have now finished for the summer, but I’ve had a few questions about what I put out when the newbies visit, so I thought this would be a good time. Happy holidays if you’ve finished! Another week to go for me.

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Threading

Simple invitation to thread from Rachel

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Invitation to Count, Sort & Play

Invitation to count and sort from Rachel (",)

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Simple Train Play

Simple train play from Rachel (",)

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Colourful Transient Art Invitation

Invitation to create colourful transient art - from Rachel (",)

My current children helped me to set up this transient art provocation and then had a bit of a play…

Colourful transient art from Rachel (",)

A transient art 'carpet' from Rachel (",)

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Simple OHP Play 

Gel numbers and magnetic discs on the OHP from Rachel (",)

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‘Ice Creams’ on the Light Panel 

I decided to leave this out from our beach/ocean/holiday play…

'Ice creams' on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

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Simple Dough Play

Super simple play dough invitation from Rachel (",)

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Ducks and Bubbles

Ducks and bubbles... from Rachel (",)

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Super Simple Opportunities to Mark Make

Super simple invitation to mark make - from Rachel (",)

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I’m not sure whether or not to blog next week. I have a couple of posts lined up, but I’m not sure they’ll be seen when so many of my readers are on their well-earned hols. We will see!

Have a lovely day!

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Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂 

Super-simple wild animal play from Rachel (",)

– Rachel (“,)

10 Comments

  1. Lovely,simple ideas.Just enough resources for the children without there being so much to overwhelm them-I like the use of brightly coloured bricks,beads etc,very attractive!Our new children came in 2’s and 3’s during normal session times,don’t you forget how young they are!Makes you very aware of how sensible our current children have been!Enjoy your break when it comes!

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    • I forget every year how tiny they are when they first start, Alison! And yes, really makes you realise how far your current ones have come over the year! Happy holidays! x

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  2. Lovely! Please do blog again, we home educators are still watching!

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    • I will do my best, Alaina! 😉

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  3. Thank you for sharing all your ideas, Rachel. I’ve loved being back in nursery this year after a very long time away and your ideas have been such an inspiration; I always look forward to your posts! Have a relaxing summer break when your holiday arrives.

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    • I’m so pleased to hear that I might inspire someone, Sarah! Thank you! Enjoy your holiday too 🙂

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  4. Great ideas that will inspire the children. We have the children visit and they often bring along their younger siblings as well. Sometimes when you see the younger children about to begin you realise just how far the current children have come since they first started. Fingers crossed you choose to blog again next week.

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    • It’s a shock every year, Carissa! I’m so proud of how far my lovely class have come this year.
      I’ll blog next week if I have energy left 😉

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  5. Hello again Rachel
    You never cease to amaze me with your creativity at providing exciting new opportunities at the same old centres so to speak…Always enjoy seeing your blog.
    I’m sure the newbies would have loved their time in the class.
    I may have stated last year that I am coming to the UK in Sept-Oct. and the possibility of visiting your centre. However I am not sure which part of the country you are in. I will put my email below if there is a chance of meeting you and seeing your environment. Regards Sue S

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    • Hi Sue, thanks for the lovely comment!
      I’ve sent you an email 🙂

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