15. May 2020
We hope you are all keeping well and happy. It seems like everyone has settled into their own routines, as the children are sending us fewer messages, having established a new ‘daily normality’. Remember, we are here for you if the children would like to send a message. The twice-weekly Zoom sessions for the preschool children with Annie are going well and we hope you find the stories/poems and newsletters we all share useful. Now we have four 'Notbetreuung' children who have returned to...
08. May 2020
On Monday, the children in kindergarten found a spider, so we decided to start a new theme ‘Bugs’. There are so many brilliant books about bugs, but I thought I’d share this one with you today. ‘Bug Hunt’ by Tom Story, this is a story about a child going on a bug hunt and just how tricky it can be to catch bugs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nL7On2gBkw We hope you have lots of fun, have a lovely weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!
30. April 2020
This week, we continued with our ‘Flowers and Growing’ theme. We hope you enjoyed some of the activities we shared. This week I would like to share ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French and Alison Bartlett, a super story encouraging children to try different vegetables. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcxnE4Xh0-g
24. April 2020
We hope you are all keeping well. Thank you for the feedback you sent us. This week seems to have worked well, so we will set up similar activities next week. I think the WhatsApp videos are working well, so we will aim to add one WhatsApp video every day. These might be finger rhymes, stories or activity ideas. For those of you wanting someone for your child to talk to, please arrange this directly with your child’s friends. This week we have started a theme ‘Flowers and Growing’. It has...
09. April 2020
We hope you are looking forward to a lovely Easter break and have something nice planned with your family. I would like to share a cute story called, The Easter Egg by Jan Brett. Maybe you can have try decorating some eggs and enjoy an Easter egg hunt at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1Xl1cCuJe8 We are all hoping for some normality soon and we will keep you informed as soon as we know what’s happening. If Bubbles is still closed after the holidays, we would like to continue supporting...
03. April 2020
We hope you are all keeping well. It was lovely to see so many smiling faces on Thursday. Thank you for sharing your lovely ‘show and tell’ via Whatsapp on Friday. Thinking about chicks and eggs, we have a lovely story we would like to share with you, Egg Drop by Mini Driver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lxBq9nJkig After sharing the story let your child try some of these activities: draw a picture of a flying machine for Egg, make a flying machine for Egg using construction or think of...
27. March 2020
I hope this newsletter finds you all in good spirits and you are finding a nice rhythm that suits you and your family. Here is one of my favourite stories that seemed appropriate. I hope you enjoy it too! Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg1EcW_Pf98 . Understandably, your children will want to spend a lot of time playing with you, especially if they have no siblings and are missing playing with their peers, and this can become exhausting without '5 minutes...
20. March 2020
Good morning! We hope you are all keeping well. Here is a story from one of my favorite authors, Jane Hissey, the story is called 'Little Bear Lost' https://youtu.be/ya2L4IUjKs0 After sharing the story you might want to make your own picnic which you could share in the garden, on the balcony or indoors. Let your child help prepare everything for the picnic e.g. making sandwiches, cutting cucumber sticks, washing tomatoes, even baking some cakes... You could also play a game of hide and seek,...
13. March 2020
This week our theme was food. In morning circle we used colours to help sort food, thinking about how much of which food types we should eat everyday. Green was for fruit and vegetables that we need to eat a lot of and red was for sweets and cake that we should only eat once or twice a week as a treat. Everyday, after washing hands, the children helped to prepare some delicious meals. They peeled, chopped, sliced, mixed, kneaded, spread, mashed, weighed and measures making pizza, sauces,...
06. March 2020
This week our theme was hygiene. In morning circle, we used glitter to show how germs spread when we touch something or someone and how far they ‘blow’ when we cough or sneeze. We talked about the importance of washing our hands after the toilet and before we eat as well as how to cover our mouth and nose with our elbow or tissue when we cough or sneeze. The children all practiced washing their hands thoroughly. Following the guidance on www.infektionsschutz.de The pre-school children...

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