The second ‘new’ thing at TOAST! last weekend was the introduction of a birthday slot. It was meant to begin in September but I forgot!!
Simply at the end of the together time we sing happy birthday to anyone whose birthday is in that month. I found a Birthday Winnie the Pooh toy for the children to hold as we sing. Birthday Bear was so popular I nearly didn’t get it back!!
Very simple and obvious but a great way for young children to feel a sense of community.