What's an INVITATION TO PLAY?
An "Invitation to Play" is probably my favourite type of activity for children. Firstly, it is open ended. This means that there is no set outcome or end result that must be achieved. It also means that the child has the freedom to work at their own level and ability.
Materials: Playdough, pipe cleaners and beads
I hadn't provided enough materials. Apparently a rolling pin is essential! (Well, for what she wanted to do anyway)
"Look Mummy, I made YOU!" Don't I look lovely?
Threading beads on pipe cleaners is a little fiddly
You had to hold your hands and manipulate your fingers in so many different ways
Proud of the threading she did
Ok, I admit I couldn't resist having a little play too
Madeline, on the other hand, thought that making a "nest" to pour all the beads into was the way to go
And the nest should have... a lid!
Goodbye nest and beads! Where have they all gone?
Ah-ha! There they are :)
- Use new language and descriptive words like, "threading." This will help with their language development.
- Supervise your child when using small items such as beads.
More Invitations to Play
Look where else we are. Are you following along? :)
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