Includes a set of mirrored wooden blocks. Includes 24 lightweight wooden blocks with mirror inserts. Includes squares, rectangles, semi circles, and triangles. .Suitable for children from the age of 18 months. Play is an important part of early childhood. Exploratory play and inquiry based learning encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun. Children are encouraged to explore, investigate and develop ideas and hypothesis. They can test their ideas, and find new ways of building, creating, drawing, thinking etc. The use of open ended resources such as the these see through coloured blocks promote exploratory and investigative play as well as inquiry based learning. Creativity and imagination is developed through new ways of thinking. Often social skilled are built through team work, and language and communication skills improve. Perseverance is developed as children keep exploring and investigating their surroundings. Children will become more confident and develop a stronger sense of identity through play. Play encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun.This product has the potential to collect and/or reflect UV rays from the sun. In certain conditions there may be a potential risk of fire. To minimise this risk keep this product away from direct sunlight at all times. Always store away from direct sunlight when not in use and avoid the product being put in direct sunlight indoors or outdoors.
EYLF Learning Outcomes:
- Outcome 1 Children are open to new challenges and discoveries
- Outcome 3 Explore & respond to their world using sensory capabilities
- Outcome 4 Curious and enthusiastic participants in learning
- Outcome 4 Explore theories with imagination, creativity and play
- Outcome 4 Children express wonder and interest in their environments
- Outcome 5 Responses to what they see hear touch feel and taste
- 2 to 3 years Begins to count with numbers
- 2 to 3 years Builds tower of five to seven objects
- 2 to 3 years Recognises similarities and differences
- 2 to 3 years Uses symbolic play, e.g. use a block as a car
- 3 to 5 years Talks to self during play – to help guide what he/she does
Links to Theorists:
- This learning experience can be linked to Piaget’s theories. He believes that children need to be able to see, touch, taste, smell, move and hear the things they are learning about. This is called ‘concrete learning’.
Learning Through Play
- Playing and building with blocks allows children to experiment with mathematical concepts like cause and effect, size, shapes, heights, weight, area, levels, sorting and patterning.