This week we brought out more building materials such as construction tools, cardboard pieces, bristle blocks, pegs and peg boards and a stapler. The children were immediately drawn to the tool set and began exploring with hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches and saws. These materials were brought out to support our exploration of the holiday, Sukkot where we often construct a Sukkah for the children to play in. Bringing out the new materials also increased the children interest in the boxes that have been in the room. The children began moving the boxes, climbing into and onto the boxes. Lots of laughter and games of peek-a-boo came out of these boxes.
There is always an intention with the materials set out yet sometimes the actual learning that takes place could never be planned.
SE4.1: Demonstrate relationship skills
APL2.1: Demonstrate development of flexible thinking skills during play
SC4.1: Demonstrate engineering design skills