On Thursday 6th June Preschool are set for a morning full of fun as Debenham Library invites the community to join together and celebrate ‘Pyjamarama’, BookTrust’s inaugural celebration aimed at getting more children reading.
The local library will be distributing a number of free books to celebrate BookTrust’s ‘Pyjamarama’
As part of Pyjamarama week, BookTrust is working with Debenham Library and other community partners to ensure as many children as possible have their very own story to read before bed. Over 1 in 4 children in the UK aged between 0 and 5 are not read to regularly. This means over 1.4 million children are missing out on the vital benefits of regular reading in the early years – it’s our job to make sure every child has an equal opportunity to have a bedtime story.
To help, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity is giving out over 450,000 free copies of the picture book Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) at libraries, children’s centres and foodbanks across the UK who are getting involved with Pyjamarama themed events happening throughout the week starting 3 June 2019.
We will be dressing up in our pyjamas and taking our teddies with us as we share bedtime stories and rhymes while snuggling up in blankets, to encourage children and their families to have fun reading together, anywhere and anytime and to share the magic of books.
Children who normally attend on the morning can come in their pyjamas (with a teddy if they wish) and bring a change of clothes if they are staying all day. We will walk over to the library at 10am. Children who do not normally attend on Thursday sessions are very welcome to come to the library but will need to be accompanied with parents/carers as we need to adhere to the correct adult: child ratios.
Please let us know if you wish to attend so the library has an idea of numbers. We look forward to seeing you there!
We had another enormously successful Duck Race this year! We raised a whopping £1280 which will go towards funding to enable us to move towards the Early Years Online Learning Journal Tapestry, to record all the learning and fun of children’s early years education in the next year.
The pre-school staff and committee would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and friends who joined us on Sunday and especially to all the local businesses (listed below) who helped make the day such a success by generously donating prizes.
Ruby and the Angel
Henry Abbott Hardware
Palfrey & Hall
East of England COOP (£10 voucher and allowing us to sell outside on the Saturday)
The Filling Station
Cabbages and King’s Café
Stonham Barns Owl Sanctuary
Stephen Anderson Hairdressers
With help for selling:
We would also like to say a huge thank you to the local firefighters and Family Styles for joining us and providing additional entertainment with the fire engine and tractor experiences! 🙂
We have been busy exploring and investigating mini beasts all this week. The children have been finding lots of interesting things in our garden, displaying fascination and curiosity about them. One child commented on the spiral shape they could see on a snail shell and was able to recreate this when we made snail shaped biscuits in our cooking activity.
We looked at the caterpillars and how they are developing into their chrysalises. We are also learning about metamorphosis of a frog, the children watched a short time lapse video of a tadpole changing to a frog. One of our families kindly gave us some tadpoles to have at Preschool so we can look first hand at the different stages they make.
It has been a good opportunity to incorporate mathematics in our play too, for example, counting legs of spiders, sorting insects into bugs that fly/have wings and counting spots when making paperplate ladybirds.
We had a special delivery of Caterpillars at Preschool. One of our families kindly brought them for us.
The children were able to study the caterpillars and noticed that they are already moving and eating a lot! We will be monitoring them each day and are looking forward to observing the transformation!