I put up something really simple in the garden on Thursday which took a matter of seconds to make, but the children spent most of the day playing with it...
It was this little washing line. I just used some canes I found behind the shed and a bit of gardeners twine. I have bought some proper washing line and am on the lookout for some logs of some sort to make a more permanant washing line, but this temporary one suited the children just fine. It just goes to show that expensive toys aren't always the best learning aids for children, a piece of string and some old clothes and some pegs can provide so many learning opportunities for children. It developed their creative development; Being Creative - responding to Experiences, Expressing and Communicating Ideas, Exploring Media and Materials and Developing imagination and imaginative play. Using the pegs also devleloped their physical development; Using equipment and materials.
2 months ago