We had a very lively session today with a selection of Christmas stories, Christmas FM in the background and mince pies! The little ones, most of which will be celebrating their first xmas in a few weeks, were in a showing off mood, practising standing on their own two feet and showing us how Head Shoulders Knees and Toes is done. We loved looking at how Maisie and her friends decorate their tree (it's a bit like how we do it), listening to the sounds of the Noisy Christmas Book and driving Santa's scooter from Whizzy Santa.
As our members are really quite young at the moment, we try and come up with activities that will appeal to their senses and will amuse their grown-ups. It turns out cutting shapes out of wrapping paper is a hit with both, and that babies LOVE exploring cotton wool. So we had the ideal materials to decorate our own Christmas tree, inspired by Maisie and co. The babies enjoyed manipulating the paper and the cotton, passing them to be glued to the 'tree' and rolling about in the books.
We left everyone full of seasonal spirit… and ready for a good nap!
As promised, here are the links to the songs and videos.
It's the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - The Muppets Christmas Song:
You're a mean one, Mr Grinch (Original 1966 Version)
Watch the Snowman, based on the book by Raymond Briggs
For an amazing display of lights, check out Trista Lights 2016 Christmas Light Show - Featured on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight
Tune in to ChristmasFM online or on 105.2 FM.