A fresh take on a children's play house - a DIY rustic roundhouse made from natural reed screening (walls) and a brushwood screening roof. The area also features a wooden table and chairs made from logs and timber planks. This is our natural children's outdoor play area that my partner and I designed for our child to encourage creative, open-ended play. Designed and made by David Bennett
"GIANT SPONGE - NEW AXIOM" Sand & Water Tables. "What is a giant sponge? It is a piece of foam cut from a foam mattress to fit into the sensory table ... Because the children can make impressions on the sponge, they can also use the utensils provided to make imprints ... This year for the first time the children started to use the surface of the Giant Sponge to draw things with their fingers." Originally Pinned by Alec Duncan of http://childsplaymusic.com.au/
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!
Opportunities to write in every area of the classroom. It is so important that those children who never choose to enter the mark making areas are receiving the same chances in other areas of their play.