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!
This area of play-based learning is extremely important for children in relation to therapeutic, psychological, cognitive, creative, language, and explorative. Sensory experiences provide a richness of perception, the senses, are soothing, exploratory and can be part of other curriculum areas and skill development