Stomping in the Mud Play Group is a rich, natural outdoor play environment where children have the opportunity to play outside,
rain or shine ... a chance for preschoolers to 'live in the moment' while learning through play.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

A Busy Week

This week got away on me, so just pictures to enjoy.

our mini hill, perfect for rolling down

The start of our herb garden...... lavender, lemon mint, pineapple sage

crushed sea shells

so simple

loose parts

one entrance into the sand box

pond play scape

our portable music tree, made out of an old sawhorse

dog lick attachment, perfect for just the right amount of water

see you next week.........

Thursday, 15 September 2011

What A Day, What A Day !

I was nervous and excited at the same time.  How would it all go ?  Would I forget anything ? Would A be ok with sharing her granny ?  Most importantly would the children have fun ?

Well....... the children had fun.  I didn't forget anything.  I must say it went wonderfully well.
Phew...first day jitters are over.

Here are a few pictures of our first morning together.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Victoria's First Outdoor Play Group for Preschoolers.......

Stomping in the Mud is a rich natural outdoor play environment where children will have the opportunity to play outside rain or shine.

                                  Play opportunities include a large sand pit to dig in.

                                                   A mud kitchen for making mud pies.

                                                    Children enjoy using the 'real' thing.
                                            I can't wait to see what they do with the roses.

                                                                    A hill to roll down.

                                                             Bamboo bushes to hide in.

Logs to climb.

The children will have a chance to 'live in the moment', socialize with their peers, grow independently and become self-directed individuals.

Wednesdays - under three year old group   9:30 - 11:30
Thursdays - three to five year old group    9:30 - 11:30

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Open House at Stomping in the Mud

A beautiful sunny day with a breeze blowing the bamboo welcomed many visitors to 
Stomping in the Mud's first open house.   
I was thrilled !

Lavender lemonade and lavender cookies were enjoyed at the open house.  

Stomping in the Mud becomes a reality this Wednesday.

Monday, 12 September 2011

How It All Began.....

Stomping in the Mud Playgroup came to me one night as I lay awake...I was delighted that I would be looking after my one year old granddaughter, when my daughter returned to work in September. I knew that I would want friends for A to play with...'Why not an outdoor playgroup in our back yard?'.
After many hours of hard work, Stomping in the Mud becomes a reality this Wednesday!
I am so excited!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Well, I Have Done It...

After many years as an Early Childhood Educator I am very excited to be 
starting my own outdoor play group adventure. Over the summer my husband and I have created 'Stomping in the Mud' play space in our side yard. I will provide a rich, natural outdoor play space where children 1 1/2 years old to 5 years old will have the opportunity to play outside rain or shine.  Stomping in the Mud is a creative, multi-sensory and imaginative place where children can play, explore, 'live in the moment', grow independently and become self-directed individuals. Stay tuned the adventure continues...