J loves to glue and stick and generally get messy! Who doesn’t? So, when he asked if he could do some sticking, I quickly grabbed a few bits for him to have a play. I drew (very quickly) a circle, triangle, rectangle, square and pentagon on a piece of card. I gave him some gloopy glue (as he likes to call it) and some buttons of different shapes, colours and sizes. I didn’t tell J to fill the shapes with buttons or go over the black line, or just randomly stick them – I left it to him to decide what to do and this is what he did!! He then asked for a robot shape, so of course I obliged! Whilst he did this, I snuggled G and had a well earned cuppa!! 😉
What did J learn?
- Rehearsed shape recognition and property of shape
- Rehearsed colour names (of buttons)
- Developed fine motor skills
- Problem solving when finding the right size buttons to fill the spaces