Daisy's interest in minibeasts recently started with a worm, wriggling across the palm of her hand. We'd spotted the worm while Daisy was exploring the compost in the garden. When we're outside with Daisy we often try to spot the wildlife in the garden and gradually we've been able to show her a butterfly… Continue reading Discovering insects and other minibeasts
Category: Understanding the World
Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Child-led Play: Outdoor Exploration
Daisy found her shoes and stood by the door to the garden, gesturing to me that she wanted go outside. It was time to go out into the garden for some 'child-led' play so I needed to put my shoes on too. Stirring and Chattering In the garden, Daisy first found a long bamboo cane… Continue reading Child-led Play: Outdoor Exploration
Seasons – Springtime
We walked through the park with Daisy happily walking beside us and wearing her rucksack reins. But we had to keep stopping. Daisy just had to squat down to pick up and investigate the pale pink things on the path. Blossom It was a breezy lunchtime and the blossom was blowing from a nearby tree.… Continue reading Seasons – Springtime
Messy play with compost and gardening with Mummy
It's spring time and it's time to take the builder's tray outside for some messy play. Messy play outside is even more fun than messy play indoors. And it's still possible do messy play in a small space outside. For messy play with compost you just need enough room for a few flower pots and… Continue reading Messy play with compost and gardening with Mummy
The Lid on a Teapot: fine motor control, the world around her and early number.
Recently Daisy became really interested and wanted to help whenever Daddy made Mummy a cup of tea. Each time she signs 'Hot', says 'Tea' and 'Stir' as she reaches to help Daddy. So it was an obvious choice to purchase a little tea set for Daisy. Mummy then enhanced the play by making a simple… Continue reading The Lid on a Teapot: fine motor control, the world around her and early number.
The world outside her window
Lucky grandmother that I am, I've just spent a couple of delightful days with Daisy. Early yesterday morning she kept reaching up and tugging at the voile curtains at the lounge window. She was so determined to move the curtains that in the end we had to hook the curtains out of the way. We… Continue reading The world outside her window