munchkin activities

By Tom Dobinson on March 30, 2013 in with No Comments

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We aim to provide naturally inspiring, child-lead learning. We offer activities that nurture your child’s imagination, help them develop key social skills and encourage them to flourish:

  • physical
  • dance
  • music
  • art & crafts
  • gardening
  • cookery & baking
  • role play and dressing up
  • bi-lingual learning

Working at home with children will provide us with certain opportunities to carry out domestic chores. Many parents choose childminders over a nursery setting because they like the idea of their child spending time in a home-based setting doing the sort of things they would probably have been doing if they were at home with their parents.  As we are providing a professional service we will therefore ensure that whatever activities we do have a beneficial effect on the children in our care.

There is also an extensive list of resources available to us that will benefit children and in particular encourages their development in their social skills, language & communication, creativity, provides opportunities for children’s drama & imaginative, supports their physical development, fine motor skills and challenges them to explore and investigate. We will be sure to include many trips to:

  • sing and rhyme time at the local library
  • toy library
  • toddler groups & children center
  • soft play areas
  • local parks, local play-ground
  • country-park, safari park
  • local farms, zoo & aquarium
  • scrap store

All activities are built around the interest of the children and designed to engage them and encourage them to take the next steps in their individual developmental journey.

Why is outdoor play important for children?

When children play outdoors, they are developing mentally, emotionally and physically. Having fun is one very important part of unstructured outdoor play, but it’s not the only part. In many ways, outdoor play helps children to grow into healthy adults.

Physical fitness

When kids play outdoors, they stay far more active than they would otherwise, which keeps them healthy and in shape. When they’re exploring and playing in nature, they stay fit without even trying.

Creativity

Outdoors, children learn they don’t need to depend on video games or other technology for entertainment. They develop their own creativity as they make up their own games.

Caring about nature

When kids spend time outdoors, it helps them to feel connected with nature and care about it more.

Learning

Outside, kids learn about nature by interacting with it, developing a fascination and hands-on understanding that helps them to succeed in school. They begin asking questions on their own, developing inquisitive minds.

Freedom

Unstructured outdoor play is crucial to a child’s development. In a society where children are often rushed from one activity to another, free play outdoors reduces stress and teaches kids to always make time to simply enjoy life.

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