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Areas it develops: creativity, imagination, cause-effect relations, using of tools, problem solving skills, learning about the world. Observing and experiencing the qualities and changes of light and darkness, shadows and contrasts with sunlight, natural and artificial light sources. The emphasis is on searching for a solution so it is important not to show them what […]

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7

Areas it develops: spatial orientation, learning about shapes, problem solving skills, vocabulary Learning about our busy world, with a pinch of maths. We might think that maths, depiction, logics and arguing only comes in school but all of these skills have to be supported by undisturbed early developement. These next activitites develop visual-motor coordination, manipulation […]

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7

Areas it develops: perception, detection, ability to express oneself, general knowledge, sentence formation, depiction, eye-hand coordination, coordination of both hands. This game is about recognising an object only by its description. The descriptions are also given by children, so it is especially fun and interesting. After the descriptions children have to guess the object by […]

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7

Areas it develops: perception, detection, hand coordination, understanding order, vocabulary, verbal skills Children make their own salt dough to be able to experience how materials change and what textures they migh have. It is important to give them enough time to explore but to carefully observe them too because some problems mith come to light […]

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7

Areas it develops: perception, detection, sensory integration, eye-hand coordination, using of tools, fine motor skills Exploring different tastes, textures, using tools/machines and guessing/recognising tastes. Children can practice pinching motions, targeted movements as well as improve their fine motor and motor planning skills. Plus, their sensory integration, undertanding abstract concepts and vocabulary will get better too. […]

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7

Areas it develops: understanding order, time, planning, depiction, cooperation, vocabulary, creativity In this game we discuss how children’s daily schedules’ look, so that they can practice order. Then they have to come up with different symbols meaning different parts of the day and different activities they do and then they just draw their own journals/planners.

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7

Areas it develops: using of tools, fine-motor skills, learning about materials, planning, vocabulary, cooperation, communication, sensory-integration, aesthetic intelligence. Visuals, fantasy, visual expression, different materials: all of this is included in this activity. One of the most common difficulties is using tools appropietly or the different ways the can be manipulated. Coordinated movements, tactility, applying the […]

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7

Areas it develops: sensory development, hand-eye coordination, using of tools, fine-motor skills During this game we create a collage using different papers and techniques. Collage is an approachable material that can decrease resistance and increase the opportunity for self-expression. The material eliminates the pressure of making the artwork look perfect by using realistic images. A […]

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7

Areas it develops: using of tools, fine-motor skills, learning about materials, planning, vocabulary, cooperation, communication, sensory integration, aesthetic intelligence Let’s play with leaves found in nature! During this activity kids can connect different tools to the textrues and features of leaves. Collect leaves, draw on them, count them, categorzie them! It develops fine-motor skills, using […]

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7

Areas it develops: learning about the environment, creativity, stereopsis, fine-motor skills, communication, vocabulary, imagination During this game we create a city, a castle together using several different things, for example card board and papers. The city that we build could be the place where we live or where we would like to live. Items thrown […]

Age group (yrs): 3-5

Number of children (ppl): 3-7