Activities we Offer
Here at tinylittletinkers, when planning we consider the individual needs, interests and stage of development of each child. We make our planned activities an enjoyable and challenging experience.
Some examples of activities we may use within our planning include:
Personal Social and Emotional Development.
- Providing a variety of construction (e.g. Duplo, Waffles, wooden blocks or Lego) for children to work together, share ideas and use their imagination.
- We encourage children to share their own preferences, likes, interests and dislikes. They are given ample opportunities for this throughout the session.
Communication and Language
- Hold small group discussions to practise listening skills, holding conversations and to talk about topics of particular interest.
- Providing ample opportunities for children to look at stories, repeat phrases, point out pictures and to extend their understanding and vocabulary.
- Set up age appropriate obstacle courses for children to practise and extend their gross motor skills like running, jumping, crawling under/over, and balancing etc.
- Working alongside parents to assist with toilet training/bladder control, weaning or any cultural preferences they may have.
- We have a large variety of stories that children can choose from and have story time every session. This gives the children the opportunity to choose favourite stories, listen to and begin to show some awareness of how the story might end. They will gain experience in handling books appropriately.
- By providing writing opportunities like our ‘writing’ table, easel, outdoor chalks or mark making in the sand, the list is endless all for the children to use freely. When children are developmental ready we would encourage children to give meaning to the marks they make.
- To encourage sequencing and number recognition, we constantly use language to represent this, sing counting songs and the use of compare bears, displayed numerals and other resources help the children gain understanding of this.
- Within Play we may use jugs and containers in water play, construction blocks to enable children to experiment with shape and space.
Understanding of the world
- Make use of our garden area for children to explore and grasp awareness of growth and decay with planting activities, caring for them and use our mud kitchens for children to rally get stuck in.
- We are very fortunate to have iPad alongside other ICT recourses for children to learn about technology.
Expressive Arts and Design
- We encourage children to take part in music and experiment with sounds. We have musical instruments, lots of singing opportunities and music and movement. This helps children to express themselves freely and really show preferences they have towards this area of development.
These are just some examples of ways we incorporate the EYFS within our groups.