Get ready for a fresh start in January

Written by: Karen Faux
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

It may come as a shock having to match your energy levels to the children’s when they arrive back after the Christmas break – so lay plans to get them outside and letting off steam, while supporting their learning and physical development.

Children enjoy being active outdoors at the Old Station Nursery
Children enjoy being active outdoors at the Old Station Nursery

Children can find it difficult to settle into the routine of nursery when they return after the Christmas holiday and will still be feeling excitable. Harness their energy by taking them outdoors to explore wintery weather and challenge themselves physically – then bring them indoors for calming activities that focus on new beginnings, growth and life cycles. Try these ideas:

1. What we can learn from new beginnings
The New Year is a time of hope and for fresh starts. It offers children the chance to review the previous year and to look forward to the new one. This is the perfect time to talk about new beginnings, whether in terms of the changes to come for the children themselves, or in terms of undertaking a project on growth

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