Children from Greengables Day Nursery in Owlsmoor have been taking part in a range of activities to better understand their emotions as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
At the award-winning setting on Yeovil Road, pre-schoolers began by discussing how they express their own emotions, as well as how the moods of others had an impact on their personal feelings. The group then used mirrors to explore a range of facial expressions, from happy to angry, before re-creating them using playdough and other crafting materials.
Inspired by the beloved story of ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas, the group went on to explore the association between colours and feelings, before using ribbons, buttons and beads to create their own ‘mix of emotions’ in a bowl.
Greengables Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Julia Grant explained;
“Mental Health Awareness Week provides a brilliant opportunity to remind ourselves of the small steps we can take to improve the wellbeing of ourselves and others around us. The children had a brilliant time taking part in these activities and this presented the chance for lots of important conversations on the topic.”
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