Lots of different textures have been explored by the Toddlers over the last few weeks.
We have discovered various textures inside and outside such as bark, soil, vegetables, jelly, ice, playdough, clay, shaving foam, gloop and more! Touching and feeling these different objects, the children have been encouraged to think about what they feel like and use describing words to tell each other about the textures words such as, cold, slimy, sticky, hard, soft, stretchy and yucky. Supporting the activity, the staff have been helping introduce lots of new words to the children helping them begin to broaden their vocabulary.
The Toddlers have done really well remembering these words and have been heard using them spontaneously during their play- great work Toddlers!
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials – ‘Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things’, 30-50 months.
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials – ‘Experiments with blocks colours and marks’, 26-36 months.
Communication and Language: Speaking – ‘Learns new words rapidly and is able to use them in communicating’, 22-36 months.
Communication and Language: Speaking – ‘Uses language as a powerful means of widening contacts, sharing feelings, experiences and thoughts’, 22-36 months.