Using items that you have around the home to get creative with, can both be fun and exciting. This is a great experience that provides a child with the opportunity to make their own decisions during their play. We can introduce some luscious new words, turning green to; Emerald, Juniper or Shamrock.
Pegs offer many great learning opportunities for our children, in this video Ben demonstrates just some of the ways that they support young children’s muscle development, pincer grasp, hand-eye coordination as well as how to use them to teach children addition, subtraction and sound recognition and blending.
As well as being fun, threading helps young children develop small-muscle control and strength in their fingers. Small-muscle control is important when learning to write. When children become more capable of manipulating objects, they also gain confidence and develop independence
Small world play is a great learning resource. Not only can it teach children about rules and life within their own community, it can also broaden their knowledge to distant places, cultures, and societies.
Underwater Counting is an interactive counting game for young children involving counting the number of objects to 10. The game takes the form of a treasure hunt where children are challenged to find the treasure by achieving ten correct answers.
Breathing buddies is a breathing exercise for children using a soft toy placed on your child’s belly. Children listen to relaxing music while lying on their backs, their only instruction is to watch their buddy rise and fall as they inhale and exhale, helping to calm down the nervous system and refocus the mind.