Hello to our Toddlers@TheTin families!
  
We are missing seeing you all on Friday mornings!
 
We hope you are all keeping well and safe as we enter another uncertain period.

 

We really miss our Toddler Group, and know from talking to some of you that you do too.

We had hoped that we could start again soon, but having done a risk assessment, we have reluctantly come to the conclusion that it is not feasible to do so at the moment. However, we do want to support you in ways other than meeting up and have come up with two ideas.

 

Once a month for the next few months we will be making up packs containing ideas of activities you can do at home and the materials you need for them. You can collect these from St Mary's Church at a pre-arranged time (or we can deliver to you if that is easier). Please let me know by emailing me at   if you would like one of these so we know how many to make up and we will arrange a time on a Friday morning when you can come along to St Mary's to say hello and collect your pack or make arrangements for this to be delivered to you.

 

Our second plan is that we will make a short online film to distribute to you once a month - including a story, some songs and an activity. This will be emailed to you to watch with your little ones at home.

 

The first video and activity packs are now available! Email me if you would like one.

  

If you ever want a chat we are always willing to listen! Do let me know if this is something you would appreciate.

We really hope that we will be able to meet up again in the Spring - the children will have changed a lot since we last met!

 

With best wishes from all of us at Toddlers at The Tin,

 

Anne 

 

  
Some ideas for you - 
 
  •    Things to make at home 
         How to make a tissue box monster
  
  •     I can grow ideas to explore together.
         I can grow  and Yogurt pot cressheads
 
                                                           
  •     Wiltshire Creative activity sheets
         
         Theatre in a box
                      
            
  •   Nature activities to do at home from the Woodland Trust 
       https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03 (...)
 
and  https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/04 (...)
              
        
         A medicine student at the University of Exeter has created cute characters and a      rhyming story to explain the coronavirus to young children.
        Click Piperpotamus learns about Coronavirus to access it.
      
For older children, there are more ideas at Resources for families to use at home.