Creating an environment that encourages creativity in children is essential in helping them engage in their learning. When assessing them, it is imperative that children are in an environment that promotes a sense of security with little or no distractions. A positive and serene environment can help lower test anxiety in children who experience it in higher levels before being assessed.
Learning Links: sensory: exploring and investigating materials and their properties using all of the senses maths: counting/ sorting/ ordering/ 2D & 3D shapes/ grouping/ building/ capacity/ problem solving literacy: language skills- vocabulary and describing words/ role play language and story-telling creative: telling stories through play/ making instruments / making 3D models/ large scale art motor skills: stacking/ rolling/ threading/ building/ balancing/ squeezing/ fixing together phse: working independently and collaboratively/ sustaining involvement in self-chosen activities
Make mini discovery boxes filled with open ended materials like pene pasta, pipe cleaners, toilet paper tubes, egg cartons, foam shapes, straws, small wooden blocks, and whatever else you can think of. Add them to the block are for a week, and rotat
Can you build it? Book with real buildings and pictures of block constructions. Perfect way to integrate math and literacy into the block center!