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...Introduction In the early stages of emergent writing, children's mark making represents their own code of recorded speech. Without explanation from the children, the marks recorded may simply look like squiggles and lines. In this activity...
...What you need empty, clear plastic bottles (rounded with no indents and preferably with wide necks). They should be clean and dry a range of objects each beginning with a specific sound. They should be small, easily recognisable and able...
...Introduction This activity promotes talk about keeping safe around fireworks and sparklers. Help children to choose some safety rules that they can memorise, write and display on a poster around your setting.What you need Pictures...
...What you need tracing paper (or greaseproof paper, which is cheaper) soft pencils, felt pens comics and children’s magazines simple clip art cooking oil and cotton balls paper clips cellophaneWhat you do Tracing is another traditional...
...What are they learning? These boxes are popular, so you will probably need to make several of them. Easily transported to different activities indoors and outside, they are always in use! The containers are children’s lunch boxes....
...What you need plastic pipettes, droppers and syringes food colouring plastic beakers and other transparent containersWhat you do Droppers, pipettes, syringes and other sorts of tubes help children to control their fine movements while...
...In the writing area Offer more big pieces of paper and pens, and encourage children to make their own mind maps of what they know about any topic or subject they are interested in. Provide the widest possible range of colours and sizes...
...What you need a parachute a shoe box with a lid small objects such as an apple, ball, car, toy dog, egg, fishWhat you do Show the children the objects you will use and help them to say the first letter sound of each one. Mushroom...
...In the writing area Offer a range of different colours, sizes and sorts of card and paper for making greeting cards. Try adding some papers with textures, borders or patterns. Add some envelopes of different sizes and shapes, or paper...
...What you need ice cube trays and other trays with small sections for sorting plastic tweezers small spoons small and very small items to sort – these can be bought (sequins, beads, pasta shapes, rice, dried beans) or found (buttons, shells,...