Today has been a Bella day. We had her Toddler Sense class this morning and it had to have been one of her favourites. Today’s theme was pet show.
Like normal when we got to class Bella was straight off into the adventure play. Her favourite bouncy castle was up so she was on that in a flash. I say in a flash she had to come back and find me and Daly as she isn’t able to get on the bouncy castle without a boost.
Anyways, she loves this bouncy castle, it’s an obstacle course with a tunnel, a wall to climb over, and the a wall to climb up to get to the slide. She loves this and spends the whole first half of the session just going on the obstacle course.
Oh and we did a lot of dancing. Bella loves to have a boogie.
We love Toddler Sense when daddy is there. I wasn’t feeling the running around this morning so daddy did it instead. When it was tidy up time to come sit down and do the activities Bella went running off to the other side of the room so Daly had to go catch her.
Like I said today’s theme was Pet Show so everyone got to choose their own pet teddy. Bella chose a little spotty Dalmatian and she loved it. Kept giving it cuddles and kisses. Her doggy also kept licking daddy’s face. So cute.
We did so many different activities this morning. First Bella met her teacher’s dog (a puppet) called Bingo. While all the children were making friends with their own little pets the teacher brought her dog around so they could stroke it. Usually Bella is extremely cautious and doesn’t like things like that but she straight away was giving Bingo strokes and scratching his ears.
Next everyone had to call their pets to dinner with their food bowl by bashing it on the ground. Bella decided it was more fun to roll the bowl or put her dog in it but she did join in a bit calling her doggy. She’s got a thing about pushing things across the room, E.g. cars, bowls.
Once everyone’s pet had been called to dinner it was time for some role play. This was lovely, each child had a bowl, a comb, a ball and a food treat for their pets and then they were just let loose to play. Bella loved combing her dog and then I showed her how to play fetch by rolling the ball and then making her dog chase it. After a few goes showing her she was doing it herself. It was so cute to watch.
We gave our pets a break for a bit while we helped some ducks get down the river to the pond. Bella wanted her dog to join in so kept putting it on the river, a sheet the kids were shaking to get the ducks to move. But she was very good, every time a duck fell off Bella would pick it up and place it back on the river.
The final activity of the day was the pet show. Each pet had a collar and lead and then they went round the adventure play.
Bella wasn’t feeling it to begin with and just wanted to take her dog for a walk but she then got him to complete a few agility tasks like going through the tunnel,walking the balance beams and going down the slide.
Bella really enjoyed today’s session and I’m thinking I might have to make Bella a collar and lead for her toys so she can carry on playing pets at home.
We’ve had another down day at home. Well I say that but I’ve actually managed to get quite a bit done today just nothing exciting and Daly’s been out helping his friend most of the afternoon.
One thing I am happy I’ve finally finished and it has pretty much taken all day, is Bella’s skirt for her birthday party.
It started as her little tutu and a piece of In the Night Garden fabric
And now …..
So glad it’s finally done. Next thing to do is her hair bows but I’m waiting for the ribbon to come in for that. I think I’m gonna insert little mini blogs here and there on how I make things so if you want to give it a go you’ve got some instructions.
Not sure what we’re going to get up to tomorrow, I have an idea but not 100% yet. Hopefully tomorrow’s blog will be up earlier and contain more about our whole day rather than just a little bit but we’ll see.
Anyways, night all and let’s see what adventure tomorrow holds for us