We like to encourage the children’s independence in all areas and they really relish opportunities to do things for themselves.
One thing they really enjoy is making their own snacks. They always pour their own milk or water and hand around the fruit or breadsticks. But also enjoy spreading topping onto toast or crackers and cutting the toast.
They often start by protesting that they are unable to do it but persevere and you can see the concentration. They are ultimately so proud of their efforts.
They also wash and cut their fruit. As well as developing their independence this also gives them an opportunity to really appreciate with their food, learning where it comes from and what goes into it's preparation.