Month: June 2019

Painting with babies and toddlers

Here at Aston Childcare, painting is always a big hit with the children.

Because I take children on from babies quite often their first ever painting will be done here and it’s lovely to give these to their proud parents at the end of the day.

Finger painting is a great way to introduce babies to painting. Edible paints and washable paints are good to start off with.

Painting is not only fun for the kids but helps stimulates their brains too. Process Art (Where it’s all about the process and not the end product) is also a great way to foster creativity in children too.

Cooking with kids: Chocolate crispy cakes

In the Easter Holidays, the children loved decorating their very own aprons and making chocolate crispy cakes, my own childhood favourite!

Cooking with children is not only a fun activity that always goes down well but one that ticks off many areas of learning to boot.

Areas of Learning Covered: Communication and Language, Understanding the World, Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.