In July preschool announced that they would be holding a royal baby shower to celebrate the arrival of the new royal baby.
The staff invited the children to dress in their best clothes and to bring their dolls and teddy bears to the party. The staff asked the parents if they would like all the children over the week to bring in three photos of them at baby, toddler and pre-school age. The staff used these to engage in conversation giving the children opportunity to gain an understanding of growth and change over time as well as sharing special moments in their life. All of the children received a home links project linked to the arrival of the royal baby. M any parents completed them at home so that they would be shared with nursery.
As part of the celebrations the children looked at newspaper pictures of the Prince George and also made their own cards to celebrate his birth. The children then walked to the post office and posted their cards to Prince William and his wife Kate. George said that he hoped that we would get a reply from the Palace.
We kept our fingers crossed and checked the post box and then on the 28th August we had a reply! Emma took the official looking envelope into the preschool room and asked the children if they could guess who may have sent it to us. Sunny and Harvey said that they thought it may have come from the Queen.
The children sat so quietly whilst I carefully opened the envelope. They were thrilled when I showed them the picture of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their baby son Prince George. Emma read to the children the message that was on the back of the photograph.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were most touched that you took the trouble to write as you did on the occasion of the birth of their son, Prince George.”
The children and staff have decided that they would like to send Prince George a birthday card every year and were very pleased that they took the time to respond to us.