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...Introduction Using sprays will strengthen fingers, hands and wrists. It is fun too!What you need Some small spray bottles (make sure they are easy to squeeze and check that the trigger isn't too far away for small hands to grip and squeeze)...
...Introduction Predicting missing words is very useful way to practise listening and anticipation skills.What you need No additional resourcesHelpful hints Children need to be able to see you as they will watch you for signals!What you do...
...Introduction Knowing the names of familiar objects is a vital communication skill. Children also need to recognise their own clothing and belongings, so they can begin to look after them. This activity supports the development...
...Introduction Making and listening to sounds as you and your friends make them, is a key feature of learning to read. In this activity children experiment with different sounds by adding different objects to shakers and listening...
...Introduction Children need to practise all sorts of routines, such as washing their hands, clearing up toys, undressing and dressing. Using a soft toy or doll to talk through and practise these routines helps fix the routine...
...Introduction Making simple dough is good for hand and finger muscles and provides essential experience of malleable materials. Wrist, hand and finger muscles are all important for drawing and writing. Start young!What you need Flour Water...
...Group size You need at least ten children for this activityWhat you need Sashes or bibs (two different colours)How to play The children form a line with their hands on the shoulders of the child in front. The first five in line...
...What you need old gloves and socks (a great use for those odd items in the Lost Property Box or the Laundry Basket!) felt pens, glue wool for hair fabric and felt piecesWhat you do Ask parents to donate odd socks to increase the variety...
...Introduction Work with the children to investigate shadows using an overhead projector. Look at the size and shape of shadows formed.What you need Overhead projector A blank wall surface to project on Everyday objects from the setting, e.g....
...Introduction Children love stories. They love listening to stories told or read by adults and looking at books independently. They also love creating their own stories and narratives. This activity allows children's own stories...