Block play is so much fun for children of all ages, and provides excellent developmental opportunities. This article gives some great ideas for creating an accessible and interesting block play area with little to no cost (click the photo to go to the page):
We came across this excellent series, created by www.aneverydaystory.com, which provides steps to creating an environment that encourages meaningful play, with a focus on Loose Parts play. Loose Parts play is hugely beneficial to children’s development and a component of our accreditation cycle this time around. Please click the photo below to go to the links for the series and give this a read-through. We’d love to see some Loose Parts play incorporated in our day homes!
We’ve had some pretty cold weather this week, so it’s been difficult to take little ones outside. They still need opportunities for gross motor development to help with the stir-crazy feelings and pent-up energy that can otherwise come out in negative ways.
Here are some links to some fun gross motor ideas to help you keep things fresh at your day home. Click on the photos to go to the activities:
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