Speech therapy. How to develop your child's speech with play.
Helping develop your child's speech through play. We're always told not to compare children. They're all different and all do things in their own way, in their own time. In fact, a favourite quote of mine is, "Not all children are ready to learn the same thing at the same time in the same way." - Kathy Walker However, even knowing and understanding all of this, when my son did not start to communicate verbally in a similar way to how his older sister had, I admit that I felt quite concerned…
christmas hand print art
Twinkl Christmas Footprint Snowman this one is lovely! Print onto blue card for the full effect in white paint. When the prints are dry, paint little faces and hats onto each finger as you see in the photo. Voila!
Play Dough Ice Cream Play
We've enjoyed some gorgeous weather here recently, & when the sun shines nothing quite beats an ice cream! :) Minnie loves it, so I thought an ice cream stand (with the pretend variety) would make a perfect role play area for her. We made up a batch of playdough, & once cooled we split it into four & added food colouring to create the different flavours. Minnie asked for strawberry, chocolate, & mint, & I added vanilla. For the chocolate ice cream we rolled the playdough in cocoa powder…
Loose parts play by Little Miss Early Years
Loose parts were first proposed in the 1970s by Simon Nicholson who believed in their ability to empower creativity! As we enter the present day loose parts are taking the early years by storm as their abundance of uses allow children to learn in their own unique ways. So, what are loose parts? How can we use them in continuous provision and how do they link with the learning and development of young children?
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