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The team at Smart Tots Childcare Centre are passionate and caring educators. Smart Tots is a home away from home where the nurturing environment inspires a life-long love of learning through play-based activities.

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In the senior kindy room we have been speaking about the bugs that we are seeing outside at the moment now that the weather is heating up and Spring is here. "We don’t touch the spiders" i told the children. We discussed what we should do if we saw a spider and the children knew that they had to tell a teacher and not touch. We have seen Bees, flies, lots of ants and some butterflies and moths. Also some strange bugs which we don’t know the name of. When we catch one we will have to research and find out. We will keep it in our bug viewer when we find another one. We will be using the magnifying glasses outside next week. For todays activity we had a bug hunt. We had filled up a tub of sand….lots of sand and hid a whole stack of plastic creepy crawlies in there. Prior to hiding them Miss Lauren showed the children all of the bugs and they spoke about them , how many legs, what colour, the names of the creatures etc etc…. After we had hidden them the children used old tongs to sift through the sand and grab the insect. "Which one is that?" is one of the questions we asked the children before they popped their bug into a container. The children all took turns and seemed to get a lot of enjoyment out of the experience.

Children are developing their motor skills as they use the tongs. They are developing their hand eye coordination as they find a bug and pick it up with the tongs. They are learning about insects and the type of insects that we have in our environment here at Smart Tots. They are learning about the more dangerous bugs and what to do if they spot one.
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Well done!!🤩

You all deserve recognition

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