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June 28th



Sand Castles



The children had such a great time playing in the sand making lots of sandcastles both big and small. All really engaged, some working together and practicing their turn-taking and sharing skills. With all the children playing at the same time it created limited space for the toys so the children had to be really patient and negotiate. It was a good opportunity for the children to practice their fine motor skills by using shovels, pulling trucks, and making castles. Sand play is also beneficial for developing a sense of textures and for them to experiment by feeling the difference between wet and dry sand.

The children had such a great time playing in the sand making lots of sandcastles both big and small. All really engaged, some working together and practicing their turn-taking and sharing skills. With all the children playing at the same time it created limited space for the toys so the children had to be really patient and negotiate. It was a good opportunity for the children to practice their fine motor skills by using shovels, pulling trucks, and making castles. Sand play is also beneficial for developing a sense of textures and for them to experiment by feeling the difference between wet and dry sand.






Playdough


On Monday afternoon we made some playdough. The children worked in groups to think about what ingredients we needed and what measurements would make the best mixture. After taking it in turns to add each ingredient into the bowl we realised that the mixture wasn’t sticking together enough, “maybe we need some more water” suggested Aria and after tipping in a few more drops the children found that the dough was forming. The children then spent the rest of the afternoon playing with the dough they made and we had cakes, snakes, and even a monster truck!


Here's a link to the recipe we use if you would like to try it out at home:


https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe





Climbing Frame




On our weekly trip to the Village Hall, we had a sneak around in the back rooms and found these fantastic kits to build your own climbing frames! The children loved having a go at building with these. They took turns, shared, and most importantly had to overcome challenges when it all fell down! These resources are also fantastic for helping children to develop their critical thinking skills because they have to plan ahead and hold an idea in mind for what they want to construct.


If you're interested in finding out more, have a look at this great link from Famly:


https://www.famly.co/blog/nancy-stewart-interview-the-characteristics-of-effective-learning-famly





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