Making the Most of Reclaimed and Natural Materials

Making the Most of Reclaimed and Natural Materials

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Reclaimed and natural materials, in all their variety of colours, shapes, sizes, textures and origins, are fascinating and intriguing tochildren of all ages! This book has been specifically written tocelebrate the wonderful ideas and theories that babies and youngchildren demonstrate on a daily basis, as they play and explore theworld around them. Each of the scenarios in this book, accompanied by stunning full colour photographs, shows how the use of reclaimed and natural materials can support play and active learning, exploration and investigation and creativity and critical thinking across the six areas of learning of the Early Years Foudation Stage. Through easily understood text and colour photographs, this book provides both photographic and written support for early years professionals wishing to develop their understanding of: - the role of the creative practitioner - a creative learning environment - child-initiated and adult- led experiences - the value of open- ended resources - the use of photographs in observational assessmentProvide sticks, cones, wicker balls, large shells or stones to use in dough, clay or sand. Encourage the children to talk about how they are using natural materials, suggesting vocabulary such as a#39;lifta#39;, a#39;toucha#39;, a#39;feela#39;, a#39;dropa#39;, a#39;collecta#39; or a#39;movea#39;.

Title:Making the Most of Reclaimed and Natural Materials
Author:Linda Thornton, Pat Brunton
Publisher:A&C Black - 2009-09-15


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