Tuesday, 2 September 2014

story cards in the window

Yesterday a few of the children explored the leaf pegs that hold the storycards on the line by taking them apart... just about all of them... hmmm... they are now fixed, but it is getting me thinking, are the pegs the right way to go? Sometimes they are a bit fiddly to get onto the line... but at the same time it is offering great fine motor practice...

Today two children started their day by dumping all the cards onto the floor, so I explained that the cards were not really to be used that way and promptly started to pick up cards to help them tidy up... at the same time I started sorting out some of the fairy cards onto the window sill. The four children that were in the room at the time (all aged three) saw what I was doing and started to sort out fairy cards too, we started placing the fairy dwellings on the window itself. The children started to pick up cards and say "this is me when I am a fairy"... some of those cards being fairy cards, and some not, but did seem to have a magical feel about them...

They soon filled up the window...

What I noticed was that because these three year olds were focussing less on the motor skill of hanging up the card there was a lot more talking and rearranging of cards, which certainly has its benefits when wanting to have a dialogue about what does a fairy look like....


These cards are certainly getting the children talking...

1 comment:

  1. When a large window with a sill was added to our classroom, it became a favorite place of the 3 & 4 yr olds to arrange little animal figures, people and cards with lots of talking and storytelling. They immediately and consistently saw it as a place for engagement and loved how they could see out and also be seen from the outside.

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