Wax Drawing with Nanny Ju Ju

Craft Activties for Kids at home: Wax Monsters

Stuck for a new art idea? Try WAX! Draw a pattern, picture or your little charge’s name on a blank piece of paper with a candle. They won’t be able to see what you have drawn until they start colouring in the paper with crayons – magic! I chose to draw a monster (that looks more like a teddy bear) because I had just watched … Continue reading Craft Activties for Kids at home: Wax Monsters

Play Facilitator: Observing parallel and social play

This week we had a playroom rearrange and a new kids table came upstairs that we perfectly positioned in the middle of our kids zone aka The Command Centre. Cars, airports, an animal farm and of course some cooking were simultaneously and creatively played using it. The construction of our Lego City started and was soon the most played with which included a Post Office, … Continue reading Play Facilitator: Observing parallel and social play

Enhancing Play at Home: Stages of Play

We pay attention to the Stages of Play with child : child but not with adult : child play. In the home I believe it is important to give kids ‘their space’ in the way of parallel and solitary play. They need to know you are close by but not infringing on their exploration of independent play. Each age group differs in the amount of … Continue reading Enhancing Play at Home: Stages of Play

Tongs of Fun

Setting up a Play Project this morning to develop my little charges’ fine motor skills. Set up objects on the table…check. Supply a few pairs of tongs…check. Now to get the troops interested…check. It was interesting watching my little charges manoeuvre their tongs in order to pick up their desired object; carry it and then place it down again. Their hand –Β eye co ordination got … Continue reading Tongs of Fun