We love getting messy at nursery! We used our hands to paint and make marks in shaving foam. Our carers joined in too encouraging us to explore, and used vocabulary to describe the colours and textures. We also enjoyed exploring multi-coloured pasta with our hands and with tweezers, which was good practice for development of our fine motor skills.
Making relationships (16-26 months): Plays alongside others
Self-confidence & self-awareness (16-26 months): Explores new toys and environments, but ‘checks in’ regularly with familiar adult as and when needed.
Speaking (16-26 months): Beginning to put two words together; Uses different types of everyday words
Moving & Handling (16-26 months); Makes connections between their movement and the marks they make.