we have been enjoying seeing your different ways of exploring our stories of the week.
check out this glittery stickman, cucumber stickman and cosy den.
Playdough/Malleable play helps develop fine motor skills.
Rolling, pushing, pulling, squishing, kneading, pinching all of these support pre writing skills.
Jigsaw Play teaches young children about the concept of a 'whole' and that each piece is a fraction of the bigger picture. It also helps to develop basic skills such as shape recognition, concentration, goal setting, patience and a sense of achievement.
This board game helps develop Turn Taking skills, number recognition, concept of money (exploring different coins) and problem solving.
When children are making early marks, they are practising to hold a pencil and are attempting to control their marks with their muscles. This enhances their physical development by improving their fine motor skills and helps to develop their hand-eye coordination. All marks are important as they tell a story to that child.
By looking at this picture i can tell that they are outside with the blue sky, sun and green grass. it is a picture of two people, the people are very detailed allowing us to identify what the picture is the child has chosen to use black to detail the people and colour to express the outdoor areas of the picture.