Today the babies have been exploring oranges in the water tray. Saffy sliced the oranges, putting them into warm water, the room suddenly smelled very fruity!

Today the babies have been exploring oranges in the water tray. Saffy sliced the oranges, putting them into warm water, the room suddenly smelled very fruity! The babies were wary at first, but after encouragement they began to feel the texture of the oranges with their fingertips. The babies then squeezed the oranges in their hands and splashed them in the water. Saffy demonstrated smelling the oranges, which the babies copied. We couldn’t resist putting the orange slices into our mouth and they tasted very sweet and juicy.

Expressive, arts and design, media and materials
  • 8-20/16-26months
    • Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration
Physical development, moving and handling
  • 8-20months
    • Reaches in front of themselves to pick objects up