Playing tickle rhymes and games are a nice way to build attachments with your baby as they provide positive shared experiences. My babies have all really enjoyed this rhyme as it provides a mini hand massage as well as plenty of tickles and giggles. 🙂
The Swapping Number Game provides the opportunity to practice recognising numbers and playing with the support of an adult. For older children (5-6 year olds) it can provide practice in their understanding of number order as well as playing independently with friends.
Missing Number Game with Numeral or Dice Rocks This may seem like a fairly basic game but children enjoy playing it and it is a great way to teach them… Read more Missing Number Game →
My children love playing with rocks and pebbles in the garden. Writing numerals and sets of dots on them provides an opportunity for them to see and use numerals during their everyday play. Having these around for children to play with allows them to become familiar with numerals and numbers and gives them the opportunity for them to incorporate them into their daily play.
Mud Kitchens are a fun way to get children pouring, mixing, using their imaginations and engaging in pretend play. Children can also create their own mixtures for sensory play.
Children love making noise including banging on pots and pans! Making a sound wall outside is a great way to give children an outlet to explore making sounds by hitting a range of different objects.
Telling time is a difficult skill and it takes a long time (pun intended) to learn how to read an analogue clock. There are a lot of different mathematical skills needed to read a clock so the process of learning to tell the time needs to be broken down into many smaller parts.
This is another fun way for children to explore the properties of ice and water and discover how it changes from solid to liquid.
Pot and pan play is a great activity for babies and toddlers to do on their own for short periods of time to help build their independent play but it’s also a nice thing to do together. Taking turns hitting the pots and copying what they do is a great way to bond with your child and continue to build attachments.
Make an enticing place for children to read books outside with a reading tree. Its perfect for the summertime when children may need a quiet, cool place to escape the heat.
This is a fun and easy way for children to explore the property of ice and water and discover how it changes from solid to liquid.
Wet chalk can add a bit of an exciting twist to mark making, drawing and painting. It can be a great way for young children to experiment with mixing colours.
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Love Learning <3 with Play of the Wild I’ve worked with children and families for over 15 years. I have a background in therapeutic social work but have also worked in schools for many years. I went to the University of California (Berkeley) for undergrad and then completed an Masters of Social Work. After some time working with vulnerable children and families, I decided I wanted focus more on education. I completed a PGCE with the Institute of education and then taught in a London Primary School for a number of… Read more Play of the Wild – About Me →