05-11-2009, 12:02 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
April 2009 newsletter
Welcome to Silkysteps newsletter for April 2009
With the warmer weather gradually tiptoeing in .. if you've ventured outdoors for a grounds check, leaf clearage groan or dusting off your mower, join us in the forums for a coffee and chat ..
Updates and site news:
Caterpilllar counters and limited mail in offer. This is a new activities for math article that builds on your parent partnerships - collect, clean and recycle plastic milk bottle lids - hole punch and play ..
Tudor Collar, how to make page: Please use and adapt to suit individual needs and use own risk assessments to decide on its suitability for your Early years role and craft play.
Play article on wikipedia
Definitions? A canvas, frame of white - blank waiting - vocal awareness - a space and time provision, exploritary, or freedom to explore, what does play mean to you ..
A great newstory from Tailand - Spiderman to the Rescue
Website of interest:
This is a PDF from dcsf's The growing School's Garden website:
Storytelling chair resource ...
Hopscotch Markings? join in our poll and let readers know your groups prefered resource material.
Recipes forum - great ideas for home and setting use - with Childrens input and as premade foods
Flexibility - has anyone used the assessment scales for disseminating activity attributes?
Please add thoughts and views on this thread - Activity based developmentally aware provision
Silkysteps resource for the month:
Bonnet ideas thread in the forum.
Cutting lines activity sheets - take a tray, blanket, scissors and crayons outside and have fun with your role play
BBC's Mr Tumble and Mini beasts
Craft Kit eBook & other projects for the Spring
Daffodil Yellow Craft eKit
A new template resource for dough play.
Collage and sew projects to help store your new play items
Lily pad frogs
Lifecycles and Growing
Glasses templates - Outlines delivered to your door.
each purchase now has a free accompanying downloadable ideas sheet ..
Thanks for reading - next newsletter due out on 1st May 2009
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