Friday, 21 March 2014

"F" is for fun, funny, fast and fish

Hello to all.  Lovely to meet all the new additions to families this week (and even get a cuddle).

This week our letter of the week was "F" and I thought I would try something different and get one of my groups to make the letter "F" by lying on the floor so I could take a photo to put on the blog.  Unfortunately  all we could get was the letter "L" so you will have to wait to see that photo when we get that far along in the alphabet, ha ha, was lots of fun trying though :)

This week has been all about spinning, swinging and balance which has created some very funny faces and moments throughout the classes especially on the rocket chair :)  Why have we been doing this at our Head Start Headquarters????  Well we all need to work on increasing our balance, and the vestibular system is the one that controls your child's balance, equilibrium and sense of movement.  The vestibular and auditory systems are closely related and are both processed in the inner ear. You can help to develop your child's vestibular system by exposing them to all sorts of movements such as swinging, swaying, bouncing, spinning (not too fast) and rocking.

A well developed vestibular system provides stability, good muscle tone and helps to develop auditory language processing and visual-spatial processing. This will help your child to move confidently, listen and learn.

Have a lovely long weekend and we will see you at our Head Start Headquarters next week.

Cheers from the Head Start Team

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