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Blue Iris is a great day nursery, we offer childcare from 18 months - 5 years old with flexible times

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This week the children have been interested in learning about jellyfish. The children have listened to the โ€œBloomโ€ story . We have been doing some creative arts and crafts activities and created our own jellyfish. ๐Ÿชผ


๐ŸŒŸThese sometimes subtle early signs of dysregulation can be easily missed. Often they can be misinterpreted as a child โ€œacting outโ€ (especially by people other than you), when in fact itโ€™s their nervous system heading into a fight/flight/freeze state of dysregulation.

โ“Has your child ever had a meltdown or become dysregulated and you think "Wow that came out of no where!" (I have!) Guess what, chances are it didn't!

๐Ÿ’ซThere is always some kind of preceding trigger, stressor, or a build up of over stimulation that led them to that point. It may have been something that happened minutes, hours or even a build up of a few days that led them to that point.

โžก๏ธThen later after everyone is regulated you think "Wait a minute I should have seen that coming.โ€ I find this usually happens when I am distracted, dysregulated myself, or tired and I am not fully attuning to my childโ€™s needs.

โญ๏ธAttunement is the ability to be responsive, present and aware of someone's emotions. It is vital in the coregulation process. By attuning to your children and to yourselves we can begin to recognize the subtle changes in their level of arousal that are leading to dysregulation.

๐ŸŽฏDysregulation can take
on many different looks and it presents differently in everyone. When you begin to attune to your child that's when you notice the little shifts in their level of arousal.

โžก๏ธWhen you start to notice those signs and see them drifting out of the "Just Right" or optimal level of arousal that's when you can step in and coregulate before it gets to a full fight, flight, freeze response often leading to a meltdown. That's when sensory strategies can be best used!

๐Ÿ˜ŠDon't beat yourself up if you miss some of the signs, we all do. Take note of it, so next time you will know how to respond, itโ€™s a constant learning process!

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธAre your childโ€™s signs of dysregulation sometimes misinterpreted by others? Let me know in the comments!

Give this a share if this resonates with you and as a reminder for others!

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To you, taking your little one on a trip to the park might not seem that exciting but for your little one, it is like a visiting a magical kingdom ๐Ÿคฉโฃ


Teaching children to write their name starts a long time before they actually have a go at forming the letter shapes. This check out our three steps to help little ones develop soft skills that will make learning to write much easier for them whenever they're ready.

Hereโ€™s some tips to get started:
๐Ÿ“– Point to words as you say them when youโ€™re reading a story
๐Ÿงฉ Play with things like jigsaws and playdough to develop motor skills
๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Practise mark making and drawing to help build confidence

Find out more:




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Check out this free event in Murray Park on Sunday 2 July. Bring your own picnic and dance like no one is watching!

p.s. the toilets in the hall will be open during the event so you donโ€™t have to rush home!


Sensory Play - ICE WORLD - A tub filled with ice, water, food colouring and sea themed props.


The Best Fruit Salad


Need a budget friendly activity this month? We've got you covered ๐Ÿ’ช

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Photos from Friends of Feltham Green's post 20/06/2023

Photos from Friends of Feltham Green's post

Photos from Better Health Families's post 20/06/2023

Photos from Better Health Families's post


๐ŸŸA great follow-on activity after reading the story, to extend the learning and understanding of the story. ๐ŸŸ


Alphabet Matching Cups


10 Ways to Co-Regulate With Your Child

CREDIT Stephanie Pinto


What are schemas?


Rhythmic awareness (the ability to perceive and reproduce rhythm), is an important component of language development in the early years of a childโ€™s life. And it just so happens, that listening to and singing nursery rhymes, is a rather brilliant way of developing this key skill (you can imagine how delighted we are about this ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜)

Here are 5 ways that rhymes can support a childโ€™s language development.

โ€ข Improved listening skills: Rhymes help children to develop their listening skills by encouraging them to focus on the sounds of words (the phonemes) and how they are put together. This can then help them to better understand spoken language when learning to talk.

โ€ข Enhanced phonological awareness: Phonological awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate the sounds of language. Rhymes help children to develop this skill by highlighting the patterns of sounds in words.

โ€ข Increased vocabulary: Rhymes often introduce children to new words. This can help to expand their vocabulary and to improve their understanding of language. Rhymes often use descriptive language as well as key components of language such as alliteration, similes and onomatopes.

โ€ข Improved memory: Rhymes are often repetitive, which can help children to remember the words and phrases they hear. This can help to improve their memory skills and to make it easier for them to learn and retain new information.

โ€ข Increased creativity: Rhymes can inspire children to be creative and to use their imaginations. This can lead to a number of benefits, including improved problem-solving skills, increased self-expression and the confidence to engage in creative role-play activities.

Photos from Sempervirens Plant Nursery, Twickenham's post 08/06/2023

Photos from Sempervirens Plant Nursery, Twickenham's post


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