We’ve had a fairly ‘messy week’ this week. We’ve enjoyed our usual paint and playdough, but we’ve also explored other materials this week, including; washing up bubbles, shaving foam, pasta, rice and indoor water play! We were fortunate to receive a new water wall this week – a fun new resource that enables small groups of 4 children to tip and pour water and watch as it cascades through spinners and along pipes. This proved very popular, with children demonstrating how well they can share and take turns now, and patiently waiting as we donned our water jackets and removed shoes and socks!
Also new this week was our new crocodile wall! This is a 2 meter long crocodile that helps to promote fine motor skills. There are lots of different activities, such as beads, magnetic pens, cogs and musical instruments, all of which focus on developing those fine motor skills used for writing when they start school – this has been incredibly popular – so do have a look next time you drop off!
Finally, shapes have been popular this week. We have had shape stencils at the drawing table, shape pegs in our fine motor area, and large sensory shapes in our maths area. We’ve been exploring all of the different shapes and learning their names, as well as using shapes to build with and create shape pictures with.
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
Why not talk to your child about the concept of ‘stranger danger’ – children are never too young to understand that they should only ever go with an adult they know.