Let the children pull out one of the objects and then sing the song together. Great for aiding language and mathematical development. Each beautifully made fabric resource inspires a range of learning opportunities.
Get busy singing about the monkeys on the bed, currant buns in a bakers' shop or speckled frogs on a log.
a speckled frog
a currant bun
a green bottle
All stored in a lovely fabric basket.
Washable. Size W23 x H20cm. Teacher's notes included.
Suitable from birth
"Before children learn to talk they have to understand the words and sounds that are being used around them. Always bear in mind that a language rich environment supports the development of sounds and letters. Using collections of familiar objects is an appropriate way to support talk and social interaction. In our nursery we have seen how babies show pleasure and excitement when sharing these baskets with someone they know.
Top tip: practitioners can use these props to recreate and share their own magical, imaginative stories. "
Emma is an award winning Nursery Manager of the Year, a trainer and a huge inspiration for colleagues and parents. She balances all the necessary requirements whilst creating beautiful, nurturing environments. Busy Bees/Busy Bears, County Durham.