Fun Factory Wooden Puzzle Alphabet Snake and Fun Factory Wooden Puzzle Numbers Silk Worm. Each puzzle features words, colours or illustrations underneath each piece to help children identify the correct piece. This promotes matching skills and pre-reading skills. Puzzles measure 22cm wide x 30cm high. Suitable for children from the age of 3+ years.
Puzzles are a great activity for young children to develop fine motor skills, visual and memory skills, categorising and sorting skills, whilst playing and having fun. Children can progress from these basic puzzles to higher leveled, larger puzzles that require them to develop increasingly advanced strategies, critical thinking techniques, and problem solving skills.
EYLF Learning Outcomes:
- Outcome 4 Use representation to communicate mathematical ideas
- Outcome 5 Measurement and number
- Outcome 5 Literacy and numeracy in play
- Outcome 5 Key literacy and numeracy concepts
- Outcome 5 Constructing meaning using symbols
- Outcome 5 Symbols and patterns in the environment
- Outcome 5 Symbols are a powerful means of communication
- Outcome 5 Children use symbols in play to represent and make meaning
- 3 to 5 years Counts five to ten things
- 3 to 5 years Has a longer attention span
- 3 to 5 years May write some numbers and letters
- 3 to 5 years Understanding the relationship between numbers and objects
Links to Theorists:
- This learning experience can be linked to Vygotsky’s theories. He believes that language, literacy and numeracy skills should be ‘scaffolded’ by adults or more skilled peers. Their understandings in these areas were deepened and enriched.
- This learning experience can be linked to Rogoff’s theories. She believes that adults have a role in guiding children’s learning and that language is important for children’s learning.