Follow the Leader: An adventure in the wilderness

An adventure in the wilderness: Take a walk in the wilderness today and see what you can find…a stick to play follow the leader with…a Koala eating some gum leaves and the birds chirping in the distance. Where is your Wilderness walk going to take you? Advertisements Continue reading Follow the Leader: An adventure in the wilderness

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

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