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Play School Season 277

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Season 277, Episode 01 My Favourite Things (1)

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Jul 2, 2012
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My Favourite Things (1) Jul 2, 2012 Series 277: My Favourite Things Episode 1My Favourite Things Young children are curious about the world and enjoy exploring new objects and places. They also find security and pleasure through revisiting and reconnecting with familiar people, places and things. In this series of Play School we focus on ‘favourite things’ – special objects and collections as well as special relationships, pets, and places and favourite things to do. The concept of ‘favourite things’ is explored through singing, moving, pretending, making and creating, looking at books and listening to stories. Children and families are also encouraged to remember their own special times, places and people as the Play School presenters share experiences and memories. In each episode we sing ‘My Favourite Things’ and place something special on the Play School treasure shelf.PRESENTERS Alex Papps – Emma PalmerPIANIST Peter DasentSTORY The Runaway Hug Author: Nick Bland Illustrator: Freya Blackwood Publisher: Scholastic AustraliaFILM Art Class (Play School, ABC)IDEAS FOR LATER - Visit a garden in the early morning or evening and see if you can find a snail out for a slippery, sliding walk. If you gently place the snail on black cardboard you will see the silvery trail that is left behind. - Make a book of patterns! Staple a few pieces of blank paper together and create a page each for spots, stripes and zigzags. Then make a mixed up pattern page with spots, stripes and zigzags all together. SONGS Off to the Library Composers: Peter Dasent & Arthur Baysting Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingMaking a Hat Composers: Peter Dasent & Sophie Emtage Publisher: Origin/ControlSpots are Great Composers: Peter Dasent & Mark Barnard Publisher: Origin/ControlMy Favourite Things Composers: Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers Publisher: ImagenIt’s So Nice to Have A Cuddle Composer: Sandy Tobias-Offenheim Publisher: ABC Music PublishingMAKE AND DO How to Make Mister Clay HeadYou will need: - Ball of malleable clay - Pipe cleaners Manipulate the clay until it is workable Roll the clay round and round on a table to create a large ball for a head and two small balls for eyes. Attach the eyes and pinch some clay to form a nose. Add a long narrow piece of clay for a mouth. To make curly hair, wrap pipe cleaners around your finger, remove and push into clay head.How to Make a Clay SnailYou will need: - Ball of malleable clay - Pipe cleanersRoll the ball of clay into a long cylindrical shape by rolling two hands backwards and forwards on the clay. Roll the long cylinder into a spiral and then stand upright on the table. Add short pieces of pipe cleaners to create eye stalks on either side of the snail’s head.How to Make Fruit KebabsYou will need: - 1 rockmelon - 1 honeydew melon - A melon baller - A punnet of strawberries StrawsAsk an adult to cut the rockmelon and honeydew melon in half. Use a melon baller to scoop out the melon. Make lots of melon balls from both melons. Remove the stalks from the strawberries. Slide the melon balls and strawberries onto a straw. Eat and enjoy!

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Season 277, Episode 02 My Favourite Things (2)

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Jul 3, 2012
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My Favourite Things (2) Jul 3, 2012 Series 277: My Favourite Things Episode 2My Favourite Things Young children are curious about the world and enjoy exploring new objects and places. They also find security and pleasure through revisiting and reconnecting with familiar people, places and things. In this series of Play School we focus on ‘favourite things’ – special objects and collections as well as special relationships, pets, and places and favourite things to do. The concept of ‘favourite things’ is explored through singing, moving, pretending, making and creating, looking at books and listening to stories. Children and families are also encouraged to remember their own special times, places and people as the Play School presenters share experiences and memories. In each episode we sing ‘My Favourite Things’ and place something special on the Play School treasure shelf.PRESENTERS Emma Palmer – Teo GebertPIANIST Peter DasentTOLD STORY When Sarah Was a Little Girl (A story told by the Play School team)FILM Dog Walking (Play School, ABC)IDEAS FOR LATER - Visit a pet shop or an aquarium and watch the fish swim and swish their tails. - Send a letter to someone special like your Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt or Uncle or call them on the phone. - Sing your favourite song.SONGS Octopus’ Garden Composer: Richard Starkey Publisher: Sony/ATV Music PublishingPut a Spot Composers: John Fox & Warren Carr Publisher: ABC Music PublishingMy Favourite Things Composers: Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers Publisher: ImagenMy Granny Loves to Laugh Composer: Peter Dasent, Arthur Baysting & Justine Clarke Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingTen Little Indians Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingBuild it Up Composer: Peter Charlton Publisher: ABC Music PublishingI Like to Sing Composers: Peter Dasent & Garth Frost Publisher: Origin/ControlMAKE AND DO How to Make a Picture FrameYou will need: - A favourite picture - A piece of sturdy cardboard bigger than the picture - Safety scissors - Things to decorate the frame with, such as sticker dots, wool, scraps of material, etc. - Paste TapeAsk someone to cut a window in the centre of the sturdy cardboard big enough for your favourite picture to peep through Decorate the frame using bits and pieces. Place the frame over your picture. Turn the frame over and use tape to attach the picture to the frameHow to Make a Cardboard Cubby for Your Toys You will need: - Cardboard boxes of various shapes and sizes - Safety scissors - Tape - Fabric & pillowsAsk someone to cut some holes for windows and doors in the cardboard boxes. Create a cubby from the boxes by stacking or taping them together. Use fabric and pillows to make the inside of the cubby more comfy for you or your toys.

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Season 277, Episode 03 My Favourite Things (3)

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Jul 4, 2012
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My Favourite Things (3) Jul 4, 2012 Series 277: My Favourite Things Episode 3My Favourite Things Young children are curious about the world and enjoy exploring new objects and places. They also find security and pleasure through revisiting and reconnecting with familiar people, places and things. In this series of Play School we focus on ‘favourite things’ – special objects and collections as well as special relationships, pets, and places and favourite things to do. The concept of ‘favourite things’ is explored through singing, moving, pretending, making and creating, looking at books and listening to stories. Children and families are also encouraged to remember their own special times, places and people as the Play School presenters share experiences and memories. In each episode we sing ‘My Favourite Things’ and place something special on the Play School treasure shelf.PRESENTERS Rachael Coopes - Teo GebertPIANIST Peter DasentPIANIST Peter DasentTOLD STORY Colin the Collector (A story told by the Play School team)FILM Collections (Play School, ABC)IDEAS FOR LATER - Start your own collection of objects, such as leaves, stones, bottle tops. See how they are the same or different. Sort them into different groups – colour, size shape. Find somewhere to put your collection to keep it safe. - Make a bus out of a cardboard box and take your toys for a bus ride. - Use an old pillow slip for a mystery bag. Place some household objects in the bag for someone else to feel and guess what each one is without looking.SONGS Wheels on the Bus Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingDoddly Doo Composer: Colin Buchanan Publisher: RondorMy Favourite Things Composers: Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers Publisher: ImagenMiss Mary Mack Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingMAKE AND DO How to Make a Rainbow Treasure BoxYou will need: - Squares of plain paper - Crayons Safety scissors - Tape - Decorate paper with crayons.Turn paper over so the plain side is facing up. Fold ;paper in-half, then open up so you have a crease down the centre of the paper. Fold the piece of paper in half the other way. Open up the folded paper again to reveal four even squares. Fold two opposite sides of the square in to meet the centre fold and create a rectangle. Open up again and do the same with the other two opposite sides. Open up the paper again. You should now have sixteen even squares on the piece of paper. Ask an adult to help you cut down one side of each of the four corner squares. Folds up the sides to create a box and tape to secure.

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Season 277, Episode 04 My Favourite Things (4)

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Jul 5, 2012
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My Favourite Things (4) Jul 5, 2012 Series 277: My Favourite Things Episode 4My Favourite Things Young children are curious about the world and enjoy exploring new objects and places. They also find security and pleasure through revisiting and reconnecting with familiar people, places and things. In this series of Play School we focus on ‘favourite things’ – special objects and collections as well as special relationships, pets, and places and favourite things to do. The concept of ‘favourite things’ is explored through singing, moving, pretending, making and creating, looking at books and listening to stories. Children and families are also encouraged to remember their own special times, places and people as the Play School presenters share experiences and memories. In each episode we sing ‘My Favourite Things’ and place something special on the Play School treasure shelf.PRESENTERS Rachael Coopes – Alex PappsPIANIST Peter DasentSTORY Thank You For Looking After Our Pets Author &Illustrator: Tim Hopgood Publisher: Simon and SchusterFILM Braiding Hair (Play School, ABC)IDEAS FOR LATER - Use recycled materials to make your own funny monster. - Brush your hair in front of the mirror. See if you can brush it into a different style. - Pretend a few of your toys are pets – a cat, a dog or a rabbit. Create a soft warm bed and make some toys for your pet toy to play with.SONGS Warm Kitty Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingSwim Like a Fish Composers: Chris Harriott & Simon Hopkinson Publisher: ABC Music PublishingI’m Not Afraid Composer: John Shortis Publisher: ABC Music PublishingThis is the Way... Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingMy Favourite Things Composers: Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers Publisher: ImagenMAKE AND DO How to Make a Fancy Pot for a PlantYou will need: Small pots - Stickers - Ribbons - Small pot plantsDecorate pot using stickers and/or ribbons. Place a small pot plant inside your fancy pot.

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Season 277, Episode 05 My Favourite Things (5)

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Jul 6, 2012
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My Favourite Things (5) Jul 6, 2012 Series 277: My Favourite Things Episode 5My Favourite Things Young children are curious about the world and enjoy exploring new objects and places. They also find security and pleasure through revisiting and reconnecting with familiar people, places and things. In this series of Play School we focus on ‘favourite things’ – special objects and collections as well as special relationships, pets, and places and favourite things to do. The concept of ‘favourite things’ is explored through singing, moving, pretending, making and creating, looking at books and listening to stories. Children and families are also encouraged to remember their own special times, places and people as the Play School presenters share experiences and memories. In each episode we sing ‘My Favourite Things’ and place something special on the Play School treasure shelf.PRESENTERS Emma Palmer – Andrew McFarlanePIANIST Peter DasentSTORY The Cat’s Pyjamas Author: Catherine Foreman Publisher: Scholastic New Zealand, 2011FILM Newington Playground (Play School, ABC)ANIMATION Animation Title (Play School, ABC)IDEAS FOR LATER - Set a timer and see if you can get dressed before it rings. - Play a washing basket guessing game. Put on a blindfold and feel the clothes in the washing basket to try and guess what you have found! - Wash some socks and undies in a bucket of warm soapy water. Rinse them out in clean water and peg them out in the sun.SONGS Stir Up the Pudding Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingNew Shoe Laces Composer: Adrian Bell Publisher: UnpublishedRun a Little Composers: Satis Coleman & Alice Thorn Publisher: Willis Music Co. administered by Campbell Connelly (Australia) P/LI Jump Out of Bed in the Morning Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin/ABC Music PublishingMy Favourite Things Composers: Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers Publisher: ImagenMAKE AND DO How to Make Muesli BarsYou will need: - 170g light brown sugar - 75g golden syrup - 130g unsalted butter - 75ml apple juice - 190g rolled oats - 95g sultanas - 50g pumpkin seeds - 50g sunflower seeds - Chopped dried apricotsMelt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add apple juice, brown sugar and golden syrup. Place other ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix together. Pour saucepan mixture into the bowl and mix to combine. Tip mixture onto a greased and lined baking tray and spread flat. Bake in a moderately hot oven for 15 minutes.How to Make a Cat and a MouseYou will need: - Ball of wool - Pipe cleaners - Pompom - Small sticker dots - Wool - Tape MarkersCat Twist three half pipe cleaners together to create whiskers. Slide whiskers through one end of the ball of wool. Slide a long pipe cleaner through the other end of the ball of wool to make a tail.Mouse Use a pompom for the mouse. Stick on two small sticker dot eyes and a sticker dot nose. Tape on a short length of wool for a tail.

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