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Searching for Treasure

What can I put in my Treasure Basket? Here are some more ideas to get you started:Objects that rattle. Choose varying shapes and materials that produce different sounds. These offer instant reward for effort and their entertainment value for a child is immense.Objects that fit inside one another, such as boxes and pegs or graded measuring spoons. These help children to discover ideas about size, shape and combining objectsBuilding articles, which fit together and take apart, such as wooden bloc...

August 27, 2019

What learning can your Washing Line support?

Hang your washing line in a high use area of your home to encourage familiarity and interest.  Support your child to identify the different items of clothing and to use the pegs. Matching Game – find matching pairs of clothing and put together using the language “ they match, they make a pair” Your child will begin to recognise the numerals often 2 and 3 are first. Remove all the items leaving only 1-5. Support by rote counting forwards and backwards, mixing the items up – “can yo...

March 24, 2019

What learning can your Peg Board support?

10- 15 months +Encourage your baby to develop pincer and release grip by removing and dropping the pegs one by one. The next stage is replacing the pegs back into the board. Children will discover that the pegs fit into each hole. However some care, patience and skill is required the return the pegs to their individual holes. Onto stacking, your child will quickly discover that the pegs can be stacked one on top of the other to create an enormous leaning tower – (see if you can balance every p...

March 24, 2019

The Benefits of Swinging

Children’s swings have endured over the ages and continue to be among the most popular of playground equipment. Swinging is not only incredibly fun and relaxing, but also has physical benefits, aiding your child’s development. START ALREADY AS A BABYWhen your baby can sit up unaided, which is generally at about 6 months, the time is right to start swinging. Starting your baby swinging young makes the most of the many ways in which swinging help your child’s development, as the fist few yea...

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