The Toddlers have been having great fun exploring the mud kitchen today.
Some of our children have been using their imagination and pretending to cook! Whilst pretending to bake they said, “I’m mixing to make a chocolate cake!” and “I’m making mommy soup!”. Others added water to the mud using jugs and bowls, seeing how the texture changed while mixing the two together. Exploring what he could find in the mud kitchen one child told us, “Look what I’ve found! I’ve found a rock!”. The children also enjoyed washing there own wellies and hands under the tap before coming back into the room.
Expressive arts and design: Being imaginative
‘pretends that one object represents another, especially when objects have characteristics in common’ 16-26 months
‘beginning to make believe by pretending’ 22-36 months
Understand of the world: The world – ‘notices detailed features of objects in their environment’ 22-36 months
Physical development: Moving and handling – ‘shows control in holding and using jugs to pour, hammers, books and mark making tools’ 22-36 months
Communication and language: Speaking
‘uses simple sentences’ 22-36 months
‘uses language as a powerful means of widening contact, sharing feelings , experiences and thoughts’ 22-36 months