Playdough: Scoop and Tip It Out

“Scoop and tip it out” was our play project using purple playdough today. As you might have figured out this was the phrase I chanted to encourage fine motor skills – squeezing, pouring, grasping, transferring and manipulating the chosen object. Playdough is Popular in this household and with each of my observations I add an extra component to the experience. Try adding these for some … Continue reading Playdough: Scoop and Tip It Out

Balance and Precaution: Me Careful

We reached the stage of Balance and Precaution a few months ago – these included walking forward down the stairs (not bum shuffling or backward crawling); climbing on and off the couch and sitting at the big table (the mummy and daddy table). When my little charges feel a bit off balance or are managing a tricky manoeuvre such as standing on the stool to … Continue reading Balance and Precaution: Me Careful

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