It might be deemed as the gloomiest month of the year, particular as the third Monday in the month is known as ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year, but January can also be a month of creative play to help blow those blues away.
After the frenetic Christmas activities, with just enough time to catch your breath during the short holiday break, you might feel a lack of creativity and inspiration for planning the new term.
However, January is an essential month for many nurseries as it is the time when new starters enter your doors. So, giving them an experience that inspires, is essential.
Despite what many might feel about January, if you take a closer look, you’ll discover that January is a month full of hidden gems and inspirational activities.
Penguins might be around all year long, but exploring them during the cold winter months is a great opportunity to put it into context. It’s also a great opportunity to explore hibernation and the animals that sleep in winter – some might also consider it a great way to encourage nap time.
You can also look into the significant days in January to help you plan. For example, 18th January is National Winne the Pooh Day, a great way to explore everything to do with Winnie the Pooh: from the values behind the stories to playing ‘Pooh Sticks’ on a local walk.
And let’s not forget, National Story Telling Week from 27th January- 3rd February; a week that you can fill with creative storytelling games, songs and dances designed to get children moving and developing their self-expression.
If you want an Art ’s Day with a difference, then why not participate in National Inspire your Heart with Art Day on 31st January? It provides the opportunity to explore Art in all its various formats, including performance. Plus, it’s great in helping children develop their social skills.
Ultimately, you don’t need to be stuck in a rut when it comes to planning your January. It can be a really creative and inspirational time.
Plus, with the new Kidscovered App you can access the latest technology to send parents a break-down of the activities their children will be participating in. With its simple mobile-technology and report-writing feature, you can keep parents informed and up-to-date at a touch of a button.
Plus, with it’s easy booking system and voucher calculation facility, you’ll know exactly which child is booking in too. And with real-time child alerts and registration facilities, you can spend more time in planning an inspirational January for the children in your care rather than wading through paperwork.
Simply go to Kids Covered App to sign up and get going with the simplies booking software for childcare!
With affordable booking fees of £1.20 per booking, per child, you can take your business to new creative heights.
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