The EYFS establishes the importance of achieving a good mix of adult-initiated play and child-led play, but many early years’ practitioners and parents struggle with their role in supporting Treasure Basket play or may feel uncomfortable with the idea of not directing or being actively involved. This set has been purposefully designed to help practitioners and parents achieve a good balance between adult and child-led activities, providing a useful tool for supporting adults with when and when not to intervene in children’s play.
The Treasure Basket of sensory-rich natural and household objects, will captivate and excite infants to two year olds. With each treasure carefully picked for its sensory, play and learning potential, this lovely set offers children limitless play and exploration possibilities. Watch children enthralled by the exciting treasures, developing working theories and testing their ideas as they engage in child-led free play. The Guidance notes explain how to offer the Treasure Basket to young children, giving reassurance that each and every treasure has been safety tested to ensure that they are safe for 0-2’s to play with. Adult’s simply watch and notice how young children play.
Adults can use the tried-and-tested Activity Cards to introduce adult-initiated play with some simple and fun games. Simply pick an activity which you think they’ll like, and follow the easy instructions, confident that each and every activity has been extensively tried, tested and works with children! Perfect for small groups of children, or more intimate one-to-one play, these activities are fun, support the EYFS and help practitioner’s and parents develop strong attachments. Each activity provides ideas for extending or varying it, as well as tips for language to use and ways to help children begin to lead play. Winner of a staff training resource award, these great Activity Cards should help build confidence, support strong attachments, inspire and provide plentiful fun.