Fine motor skills are an essential part of a child’s development, and we are always looking at new ways for the children to practice them. Recently we have been using an old fashioned phone and exploring different textured objects with a brush which the children have enjoyed and had lots of time honing their fine motor skills.
Through play, the children have also been learning about taking turns and sharing, sharing ideas, problem-solving and looking at sea creatures and exploring science by watching ice turn to water and seeing what happens when washing up liquid is added to water.
Understandably, the ‘foam’ experiment was very popular, and the children were greatly entertained and fascinated by the bubbles – blowing, moving and handling them.
The experiment is designed to create curiosity and practical skills while encouraging group working and socialising.