We have a new creative trolley in Pre-Nursery; this will enable the children to independently access a range of different resources and materials.
In order for the children to get the most out of the new addition to our room, we spent time talking about what we could see, how they could be used and exploring the items together.
I ask, “What can you see?”
#ld says, “Paper,” he then picks up the pencils and tells me, “Pencils.”
#sh says, “Feathers,” as she picks up the collage materials basket. She also says, “Big.”
#lha picks up some scissors and I ask, “What are they?” She replies, “Scissors.” I ask, “What do we do with scissors?” #ld tells me, “Snip, snip, snip.”
#gmj picks up the sellotape, I pull the tape off and #ld says, “Touch it.” Each of the children touch the sticky side of the tape then the top of the tape. #sh says the tape is, “Blue.” I ask, “Do they feel the same?” The children remain quiet. #ld and #gmj then cut the tape using the scissors. I ask again, “How does it feel?” After waiting for a reply, I say, “It’s sticky, it’s called sticky tape or sellotape.”
#lha pushed the trolley to the tables and #ld got himself some paper, he then got paper for his friends who had sat around the table.
#gmj was able to use the easy grip scissors when shown and given encouragement. #gg was able to make snips using the childrens’ scissors too.