There are different sizes and colours for playing games with their key workers. A delightful addition to the setting, full of open ended learning possibilities.
Set includes 8 cylinders and 12 balls. Made from polished wood.
Cylinders approximately L20cm. Size of balls: 8 x 5cm and 4 x 7cm.
Suitable for ages 10mths+
"Babies need opportunities to explore experiment and investigate. By providing open ended resources you can initiate play of this nature. Encouraging curiosity from a young age builds on the foundations of effective learning. We use these resources in our baby room to compliment the heuristic area where babies can refine their skills."
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.
Hints and Tips for using in your setting:
This set is designed for use with young children, but equally older pupils may wish to experiment and explore.
Babies may choose to feel the shapes. They may roll, stack, tap etc.
The shapes may support different schematic behaviours such as transporting. Toddlers may enjoy moving them from one place to another or placing them in different recepticals.
The shapes can be used for making patterns/sequences. Try finding matching shapes and making pairs.
Try using the shapes to tap (like a clave) to different rhymes and songs.
Children may enjoy using them in independent play as well as more collaborative tasks.
Provide different containers for babies/toddlers to place the items inside.They may enjoy hearing the clatter as they place them in a metal cake tin. The cylinders can be posted through different holes. All these activities help to develop a sense of enquiry as well as developing fine motor skills.