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Enjoy finding out about the different things that help babies to grow and develop
Ask the children what they think a baby needs in order to be looked after, such as being fed, keeping warm, moving around safely, being bathed and so on. Help the children to understand that a baby’s needs change as they grow. Together, make a list of equipment that a baby needs, and remind the children about how much they have grown and how they are more independent.
Using the equipment list as a guide, invite the children to help you set up your role-play area as a nursery for baby twins. Encourage the children to play imaginatively with the equipment, acting out different scenarios related to caring for the babies.
Role-play area; two cots; two baby dolls; baby bedding; baby monitor; changing mat; nappies; wipes; baby bottles, plastic bowls and spoons; baby toys and clothes; highchair; pram; baby bath.
1 Time to eat
Consider what babies need to eat to grow and keep healthy
Health and Bodily Awareness
Development matters: show awareness of own needs with regard to eating, sleeping and hygiene (30-50 months); show some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health (40-60+ months).
Early learning goal: recognise the importance of keeping healthy, and those things which contribute to this.
What you need
Group size: whole group for discussion, up to six children for the activity. Jars and packets of baby food; bananas; masher; carrots; blender; hob or microwave; saucepan or pot; spoons; bowls.
What to do
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