The Oakwood House Babies have had a very exciting morning. We were very lucky to receive an early visit from a Robin red breast who was extremely courageous. The Robin loved spying on our babies watching them play outside and kept flying closer and closer. The babies were so excited, they smiled and clapped at the Robin, and he responded by putting on a show with a series of tweets. When the Robin tweeted some of our babies bubbled back and one of them said ‘tweet’ back, wow! We hope the Robin will be back to see us soon. After he flew away and we waved goodbye a large lorry arrived, which tied in perfectly with our focus on transport. We watched it slowly come into the car park, listened to the reverse beep and watched it park up. The babies beeped along to the sound of the lorry and we also heard a few ‘brummms’ too. We then loved singing Red Red Robin.
The Red Red Robin
“When the red, red robin comes bob, bob bobbin' along, along,
There'll be no more sobbing when he starts throbbing
His own sweet song.
Wake up, wake up, you sleepy head,
Get up, get up, get out of bed,
Cheer up, cheer up the sun is red,
Live, love, laugh and be happy.
What if I've been blue,
Now I'm walking through fields of flowers,
Rain may glisten, but still I listen for hours and hours.
I'm just a kid again, doing what I did again, singing a song,
When the red, red robin comes bob, bob bobbin' along.”
“Showing curiosity about objects, events and people” – playing and exploring
“Showing high levels of energy and fascination” – active learning
“Has a strong exploratory impulse” – PSED, listening and attention
“Developing the ability to follow others body language, including pointing and gesture” – C&L, understanding
“Uses sounds in play, e.g. ‘brrrm’ for toy car” C&L speaking
“Closely observes what animals, people and vehicles do” UW, The world