Pre-schoolers in a nursery based in Rickmansworth enjoyed a visit from Little Mandarin Classes to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The children were treated to a workshop which saw them practise using chopsticks, learned all about the Chinese zodiac animals, taught basic Mandarin Chinese through British sign language and enjoyed listening to traditional songs.
The workshops, which linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage, ‘Understanding the World’, were not only great fun for everyone involved, but also provided the children with an opportunity to learn about a different festival that they may not celebrate at home.
Natasha Kirby, director at Boys & Girls Nursery, said: “These visits are a great way for our children to explore different cultures and festivals. Thank you to Yvette from Little Mandarin Classes for visiting our children and enabling us to expand their learning and experiences even further.”
These visits are part of a wider set of ‘Mini VIP Events’ that Boys & Girls Nursery organise each month to coincide with seasonal activities and days of interest.
The Boys & Girls Nurseries in Croxley Green, Stanmore and Watford also celebrated the New Year.