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I encourage the children to make their own choices, so although I follow the EYFS guidelines, I let the children mainly decide for themselves which toys they would like to play with. However, I do have themes which I like to involve all the children in, so at times activities are adult led.
I have a secure rear garden where the children can play and they are encouraged to play outdoors on a daily basis.
Below is a list of some of the activities the children can use:
Arts & crafts
- Cutting out / sticking
- Play dough
- Junk modelling
Learning development: Use of hands, thinking, developing finer motor skills, hand and eye co-ordination
- Baking cakes
- Making pizza’s
- Jam tarts
- Cutting fruit
Learning development: Thinking, feeling texture of food, different foods
- Playing with wide range of toys like Lego, bricks, dolls house, workbench, play kitchen, pretend food, puzzles, cars and garage, pushchair, dressing up, listening to CD’s, musical instruments and lots of fun!
- Dressing up
- Soft play
- Nature centres