Baby Room

Baby Room

Homemade Bread

Instructions:

    In this video Ricky is going to be showing you how to make a delicious loaf of bread, this is a great activity for all ages. Please see the link below for the full content.
      Learning:
        Baking with babies is fun and also an amazing way to support learning at home. Bread dough, like play-dough, is a great way to develop a baby's curiosity. It is very malleable and fun to investigate and explore, which will develop their confidence to try new activities. Like any activity, it is also fantastic for a babies personal and social development as they get to share some quality time with their primary carer.

Frozen Discovery

Instructions:

    For this activity, you can create your own lollies. You can use an ice tray, lolly holders or even a freezable lunch box. Select a range of fruit, herbs and blended vegetables, then place them in your tray and add water. Pop them in the freezer to freeze. Once frozen the fun part begins...try a section of your homemade lolly and explore by guessing which flavour you are tasting.
      Learning:
        This activity is good on both a health and educational basis for babies. Experiences that use ice can support a baby who is teething, soothing the gums as they explore the ice in their mouth. Due to the temperature, a young child will pass this from hand to hand which helps to develop their co-ordination skills and will support later activities such as dressing themselves

Quick banana ice cream

Serves 10

    Ingredients:
      5 Ripe bananas - cut into chunks, 3-4tbsps Milk or milk alternative – oat/soya
        Method:
        • 1. Pop the banana chunks on a flat tray and cover well. Freeze for at least 1 hr, or until frozen through.
        • 2. When ready to eat - throw the banana into a food processor and whizz until smooth with enough of the milk to achieve a creamy texture.
        • 3. Serve with berries or other seasonal fruits.

Homemade Bubbles

Instructions:

    You can buy ready-made bubble mixture or make your own by adding washing-up liquid or bubble bath to warm water. You can use anything round with a hollow middle to make a bubble wand, such as hula-hoop, plastic bottle with both ends cut out or a silicone cookie cutter.
      Learning:
        Babies are often fascinated by the bubbles and love to reach out and touch them. This increases both their fine and gross motor skills. They soon notice the cause and effect of popping a bubble which makes it disappear. Babies also anticipate and predict that more bubbles are about to come as they recognise the characteristics of the individual blowing them.

Sensory Play

Instructions:

    In this video LEYF’s Baby Room teacher, Monique will show you how to create a homemade sensory board and will discuss the possible learning opportunities from this activity Please see the link below for the full content.
      Learning:
        Sensory experiences are a vital part of learning, especially for our under 1’s. Sensory play enhances children’s neurological and motor skills. This activity will develop babies awareness of the world around them. For example, when posting an item into the box they build an understanding that it hasn’t disappeared and they can retrieve it.