Children from Grasshoppers Day Nursery in St Albans were delighted to celebrate ‘Winnie the Pooh Day’ with a series of activities themed around the beloved character.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on York Road, the youngest children in the setting’s Caterpillar Room were immersed in the world of author A.A Milne as they explored the animals from the story using ‘loose parts’, decorated as the characters by talented practitioners to inspire imaginative play and evoke natural curiosity.
From Winnie and Piglet to Tigger and Eeyore, the group were able to gain a visual representation of the Hundred Acre Wood characters, before learning of their individual personality traits and the strong theme of friendship which runs throughout the stories.
Grasshoppers Day Nursery Manager, Claire Greaves explained;
“Winnie the Pooh Day provided the opportunity for some excellent open-ended, child-led play experiences and the group were captivated by the colourful characters. We love to mark a wide array of events and the team always go above and beyond with their creativity.”
Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated annually on 18th January.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200