Learning Letters with Alphabet Soup
I’m not sure how the conversation got started, but my 3 year old, J, mentioned something the other day about someone making Alphabet Soup. So I asked him if he’d like to make some alphabet soup. Of course he said “yes!”. Of course, I wasn’t prepared…I never really am. So, I started grabbing stuff around […]
Jack and the Beanstalk Activity: Build a Castle in the Clouds
Evan loves Jack and the Beanstalk so I thought it would be fun to build a castle in the clouds like the story. This STEM and sensory activity was the perfect extension for the book.
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Simple to set up Maths Centre activity for home or the classroom to teach doubling ideal for use with Foundation Stage or Kindergarten.
SAY IT, MAKE IT, WRITE IT FOR MATHS
Say It Make It Write It For Maths - how to use this FREE printable five different ways to create engaging maths centre activities in school for children aged 5-7 years | you clever monkey
Mud Kitchen – Keep it Fresh!
You have seen children playing for hours in a home corner. A mud kitchen brings this fantastic play outside, to not only get the benefits of being outside but to engage in the messy and natural resources that are there. By observing children in a well-equipped mud kitchen you will have the opportunity to see them displaying all of the characteristics of effective learning. You will see children displaying curiosity, exploration and experimentation in an open-ended way. Children will…
Supporting Mathematics outdoors in the early years
Mathematics in the early years should be a fun and exciting time where children can explore, actively learn and critically think.
Storytelling: 3 Billy Goats Gruff
We used the 3 Billy Goats Gruff for storytelling. Over a number of days I read the story (just words, no pictures) to my daughter. She really enjoyed listening. Like so many of the other traditional children's stories this one makes use of repetition and order so that the child can follow along easily while appealing to their inclination for order. After a few readings, I created a place for the story to be acted out. We used this area to recreate the story, taking turns who was the troll…