As well as being an art and sensory exercise this is great for maths and phonics. Here the children traced letters, the sound for today being ‘s’ but it is also good for number recognition too.
Activity: Scissors are a very tricky tool to learn to use. Small, safe, plastic only scissors are the best to start the training. Any number of fun activities can be done with scissors, from cutting along dotted lines to cutting out photos, shapes and pictures from old magazines. Collages and other
Activity: The threading of beads, buttons cotton-reels is a much loved activity by children in any kindergarten and its such an easy activity to replicate at home even if you don’t have the purpose made educational toys. The threading process develops hand-eye coordination and the smaller the
Activity: Using chopsticks is a difficult enough skill to grasp as an adult let alone a toddler, but when they have been fashioned in such a way to secure the two ends together, this allows them to be used more as tweezers. This is achieved simply by fastening an elastic band around the two fatter [
Activity: Children are asked to pick and sort coloured straws or lolly sticks into the correct container or pot. In this way the activity also covers an important maths objective and also allows for language development. Differentiation:Straws would be used initially as they are easier to pinch bet
It is easy to make this activity easier or harder depending on the age of your child. Roll the playdough into strips to make it easier to mould or use clay for older children. Use different shapes and different sizes. You can also practice vocabulary for shapes and even colours if you use other pla
I asked one of the students today what their favourite game to play in class was. I didn’t expect the answer to be “spelling with Teacher Nick”! Anyway here is a fun arty game to play courtesy of www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com British Early Years Centre is an International Kind