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The power of water play.

Blog Entry: 11th December 2020

Children need to build control of their large as well as small muscles, and what better way to do this than while having fun. Often it's the little movements which help to enhance large-muscle development, providing short handled instruments are good for this- such as mops, paint brushes and pipettes.

Water play encourages the development of eye/hand coordination through pouring, squeezing, stirring, painting, scrubbing, squirting and in this case writing. When children are playing with water they tend to lose themselves in the activity and spend long periods of time exploring and playing with it. This encourages children to focus and any activity that holds a child’s attention for a length of time will contribute to increasing their concentration span over time.

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Be kind to yourself  (12th January 2021)
The end of 2020!  (18th December 2020)
The power of water play.  (11th December 2020)
Nanny's feedback and Settling in  (4th December 2020)
Celebrations of the nations day- Diwali festival of light  (13th November 2020)
Tales from the Sandpit  (2nd November 2020)
The seasons are changing  (15th October 2020)
The drive to play is a basic biological drive...  (6th October 2020)
Mark Making is not just 'Scribbles!'  (28th September 2020)
Tales from the Sandpit  (24th September 2020)
Why does play matter?  (14th September 2020)
Our light box  (10th September 2020)
The art and creativity of balancing  (8th September 2020)
Welcome back to Playgroup  (3rd September 2020)
Longer opening hours  (3rd February 2020)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  (19th December 2019)
Rhythmic Movement  (19th December 2019)
Playgroup Values  (28th November 2019)
Welcome to our new online Blog  (22nd October 2019)



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