Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes and the Minions were just some of the beloved characters that children and colleagues from Lime Grove Day Nursery in Hemel Hempstead embodied as they marked World Book Day with a series of themed celebrations.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Park Road, pre-schoolers were delighted to share their favourite stories with friends and take part in book themed crafting, whilst practitioners delivered exciting storytelling sessions complete with props to commemorate the annual event, which looks to celebrate and encourage a lasting love of reading.
Throughout the week, children have been taking part in a range of related activities, including ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ sensory play, where they explored different textures to represent the scenes in the story, including the ‘swishy swashy’ grass and snowstorm.
Younger children also enjoyed baby sign sessions to aid language development and communication, focusing on animals, whilst pre-schoolers have been using their creative writing skills to put together the story of Bernard the Bear, who has been on adventures to different locations with nursery families, including Dubai, Spain, Italy and Center Parcs.
Lime Grove Day Nursery Team Leader, Robyn Shuck explained;
“We had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day and immersing ourselves in the worlds of our favourite characters. Every year children and colleagues make an amazing effort with their costumes, and this year has been no different. This provided a brilliant opportunity to showcase our creativity, build literary confidence and celebrate the power of reading.”
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