This week in Little Gems we have been exploring how we feel. With a lot of changes happening we have found it really helpful to share our feelings. Some of the ways we have been doing this is by sharing stories about things which scare us or make us feel angry or sad and also by learning how to express our emotions by Makaton signing. We made our own emotion sock puppets and the children used them to spontaneously role-play with each other. Other focuses and emerging themes have been fine motor development and name writing, making our own salt-dough barbecue foods and ‘The Good Samaritan’ and ‘family’ role-play.