Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Using Our Imaginations!


The children have been really interested in mermaids this recently, using their imaginations to pretend to be them as well as dressing up and listening to stories about them too.
We decided to make a mermaid sensory game focused around the book “That’s not my mermaid” which was a huge hit with all of the children! We listened to and joined in reading the story together, taking turns to interact with each page. We talked about what we could see and feel, the children used some fantastic describing words such as squishy, smooth, bumpy and enjoyed learning some new words from their teachers too.
After the story the children dived into a basket full of different materials and some mermaid cards to see how they looked and felt, just like in the book! This initiated lots of conversation between all ages, asking eachother “what does yours feel like?” – They kept the game going all afternoon!
Lots of love,
Leigh and the team xxx

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday