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We have recently sorted our provision in the water tray to ensure a focus on #finemotorskills primary over than #grossmotorskills, so we enhanced the water tray by adding a washing line. There was barely space to wash the clothes in the end as everyone wanted to join in. As well as wringing the clothes of water and in turn developing gross motor skills they also developed their fine motor skills by squeezing open the pegs! Also lots of fun!
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?