Practicing Rhymes

Who here does not remember a rhyme sung or recited during childhood by parents and teachers? In addition to being fun and curious, rhymes are very important in language development. The rhymes are excellent for helping children develop early language skills. This is because they increase awareness of spelling and phonemes, which are essentially the sounds that make up words.

In this sense, practicing rhyming texts out loud is fun and helps children to better understand the meanings of words. And that allows for a broader understanding of the language

And as we are learning about the oval shape here at Hyde & Seek the rhyme of the week was Humpty Dumpty’s. Can you recite it as well as our children?

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☘️Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

In recent days we have done many activities to celebrate one of the most important dates in our country , St. Patrick’s Day.

Over the years, Saint Patrick became the patron saint of the Ireland and its inhabitants, and every March 17 this great figure is celebrated celebrating parades in every corner of the island.


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How about we dance with the little leprechaun?

I’m a little Leprechaun

( Tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

Contributed by Leanne Guenther


I’m a little leprechaun
Dressed in green,
The tiniest man
That you have seen.
If you ever catch me, so it’s told,
I’ll give you my big pot of gold.


I’m a little leprechaun
(hands on hips)

Dressed in green,
(point to shirt)

The tiniest man
(hold thumb and index finger about an inch apart)

That you have seen.
(point to the other people)

If you ever catch me, so it’s told,
(make a motion like you’re grabbing at a leprechaun)

I’ll give you my big pot of gold.
(make a motion like you’re giving something away)

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World Book Day

Today we celebrate World Book Day, with a lot of reading and playing. We know our children’s favorite books that they brought from home. Our crèche has become the real World of Imagination with all the children and staff dressed in the costumes of their favorite characters.

Reading plays a fundamental role in language development. Therefore, books must be part of the children’s universe from birth. When caregivers are reading, they discover the structure of the language and, little by little, realize that it is the images and letters that make they tell the stories. Thus, the child gradually discovers that the letters are symbols and that the texts contain meanings.

Celebrating the day of the book is a way to remember the importance it has in our lives. Reading should be a pleasant time for both children and adults. The sooner you have contact with reading, the better. Reading expands vocabulary, increases knowledge and is a form of fun. And, to encourage this habit to be created really early.

For reading to become a habit and contribute effectively to development, it must be part of the children care routine, as well as feeding and bedtime rituals.

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Chinese New Year- Year Of the Ox 🐂


In the month of February we celebrate the Chinese New Year in our centers.
The Chinese New Year is the celebration of New Year’s Eve that takes place in China, a country that has a different calendar than the one we use here. The Chinese New Year follows a lunar calendar, adopted in the country and based on the 12 cycles of the Moon, which is around 354 days long.

Knowing different cultures helps to broaden the World view of our children.

Culture is a simple word, but full of concepts and meanings that have an extremely important role in the formation of our children.



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Pancake Tuesday

Today is Pancake Tuesday and we had a day full of delicious pancakes. We prepare and decorate our pancakes for our tea time, we learned the Mix Pancake Rhyme and as we are talking about love and kindness we also prepare some pancakes in the shape of a heart.


Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can.


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