Our daily programme focuses on LEARNING THROUGH PLAY AND PLAY THROUGH LEARNING. It is structured for organisational purposes but it is flexible and allows the children to flow constructively from one activity to the next.
Children arrive from between 7:40 and 9am

7:40 - 9am: Free play inside and outside with indoor activities such as drawing, and puzzles as well as dolls etc. Outside there are toys on the verandah such as trains, duplo etc. (open ended and creative play). The children are free to ride bikes, play in the sandpit and climb jungle gyms.

9am - 9:15: Language development through a theme discussion, news, show and tell or a game or story related to the theme.

9:15 - 9:40: Music time (see learning programme)

9:40 - 10am: Fine Motor work (see learning programme)

10am - 10:20: Snack time. Good habits are encouraged such as washing of hands, social interaction whilst at the table and the giving of thanks for food.

10:20 - 11:15: Free play outside / Water play is introduced in summer or other sensory stimulating play.

11:15 - 11:30: Painting time

11:30 - 11:45: Puzzle time/educational games/playdough

11:45 - 12pm: Story time

Every Friday it is "baking day" The children bake their own cupcakes, muffins scones or biscuits. They mix and stir their own ingredients and after the goodies are baked they are eagerly consumed!!!

Remember the timetable is not set in stone. We allow for the children’s interests and the moment to sometimes dictate exactly what we do.
LANGUAGE
Language skills such as vocabulary, good sentence construction and diction are developed and encouraged through simple discussions centered around our themes. The singing of songs and rhymes, the telling of stories and show and tell time all aid the development of language.

SENSORY PLAY
Sensopathic play during the early years of childhood plays a very important role in the learning process. some of the activities offered involve playing with different textures such as eggshells, dry rice, cooked spaghetti, shaving foam,dry and wet sand, mud and water play in many forms. Children are encouraged to play barefoot thus experiencing the many textures underfoot!

FINE MOTOR
The correct use of utensils such as scissors, paintbrushes, crayons and pencils are introduced from the beginning. The children are offered a variety of mediums with which to develop their skills. Paper of various textures and hues, black and white boards and even the outside paving are used for drawing and scribbling! Painting is done using brushes, rollers, sponges ,earbuds and hands.
Glueing, threading and playdough activities all contribute to the development of the necessary fine motor skills.

GROSS MOTOR
Many children today spend large amounts of time living an extremely sedentary lifestyle in front of the TV and computer. Gardens tend to be much smaller or non existent so at Rynfield Bright Beginnings plenty of opportunities are created to encourage children to jump, run, roll, ride bikes, kick, catch and throw balls and bean bags. We have balancing beams and walls, hoops to jump in and over, obstacle courses and tyres. The trampoline and jungle gym are constant useful pieces of equipment used for developing gross motor skills.

COGNITIVE
ALL our activities at Rynfield Bright Beginnings can be regarded as contributing to the development of the children's cognitive abilities. Toys such as Duplo, Lego and other construction toys stimulate problem solving,creative and lateral thinking skills. Plastic animals, dolls and cars stimulate imagination and language skills. Puzzles and other educational games are an extremely important part of our learning programme. Puzzles are one of the most important "toys" used for helping to develop a host of cognitive skills in children which are crucial to success in formal schooling. Problem solving questions and Maths vocabulary are introduced throughout the year in a playful manner.

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAY
Children learn social behavior and enjoy role play using dress up clothes, old computers and telephones, dolls, prams, the Wendy house and kitchen play area and the push bikes.

MUSIC (including Wiggle and Jam)
The piano is used to teach the children how to move to various rhythms and tempos and to develop a vocabulary of creative movement.
A selection of musical instruments are used for percussion work.
Singing is included everyday during music rings and throughout the day as are musical games.
Playball, which stimulates and develops skills needed for sport and general development, is offered once a week during school hours. Something the children look forward to each week with great enthusiasm.
These workshops are offered during school hours twice a month. It's very good sensopathic and creative stimulation for your child.