- Maths Adventure to the Moon DVD
- Mayhem Kindy
- Mischief Dinosaur play
Imagination, creativity, placing dinosaurs on different surfaces- table, chair (balancing), balance board, floor, vocabulary, counting (each dinosaur as we put them down), compassion- kissing her dinosaurs
These types of small world scenes are wonderful for fostering imagination. If you’re happy to leave them out for a few days, kids will add to them and change them, creating a constantly changing creative space that can really capture their imagination. Language development and story telling are also enhanced by this type of play.
Below is a link to ‘Fantastic Fun & Learning’ a site where..
“…you’re sure to find a wealth of resources here to make your time with kids more fun and full of learning opportunities…
We love exploring early childhood themes and using them for interdisciplinary learning. We enjoy getting our hands messy with play dough, small worlds, art activities and sensory play. “
- Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Cousin ‘Mister’ visit and play
Socializing, exploring, relationships, mirror play, vocabulary, mat time
- Mischief helps bake mini cakes
You’re not just making food, you are teaching science in action; helping to lay down basic math, reading and time-telling skills; encouraging healthy food choices; building confidence and creativity; enhancing communication and deepening connections with your child. Indeed, cooking with little ones is nothing short of awesome.
- Quiet Time with Mama
- Play on Swiss Ball
- dancing & Bed Jumping
- Mischief & Monkey Nap
- Mama picks up Mayhem from Kindy- they do some shopping on the way home
- Pirate Play- dress up & Pirate props – A bed becomes a ship… “Arrrr Me Hearties!”
In truth, real education is about processing ideas, and fantasy play is the fertile ground where children’s ideas are scattered, nurtured, and allowed to flourish. In fantasy play, children are able to use abstract and representational thinking, allowing a bowl to become a hat, an empty pot to become a steamy aromatic soup, and a pile of pillows to become a boiling lava flow.
While some may see this ability to “live in another world” as simply being disconnected and distracted, this ability shows an advance in cognitive processing. To move from the realm of the concrete to that which is symbolic and intangible is necessary to process ideas, consider theories, and process the consequences of actions before acting. This self-guided play requires planning, regulating, and negotiating. In short, the act of “acting” strengthens the executive functions of the brain.
- Mayhem helps put on Pizza for dinner
- Bath/ PJs
- Play- Mayhem has a great time playing with his torch in the dark