Little Tinkers 3yrs – 4 yrs
Tinkering can be thought of as the process of adapting and my experience as a nursery teacher in main stream schools has taught me that many children find starting school a shock. Therefore I wanted to offer a ‘Little Tinkers’ class that aims to provide children with the skills (Characteristics of Learning, prime areas & yoga) needed and some experiences of elements of a school day.
Children will get used to doing some activities offered at school whilst developing skills in Communication & Language, Physical Development & Personal, Social & Emotional Development. Parents stay and learn too.
“Play with other children gives the child confidence in himself…helping him to discover the way in which he can carry out his own practical and imaginative pursuits with others, laying down the foundation for a co–operative social life in the later school years.”
This creative and fun approach will help to promote the characteristics of learning through activities that are designed to encourage the developmental points in the prime areas (30 – 50 months*)
The Characteristics of Learning
The ways in which a child engages with other people and their environment underpins learning and development across all areas of learning and support the child in becoming an effective and motivated learner.
Playing and exploring – engagement
Active learning – motivation
Creative thinking critically – thinking
The prime areas
The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relations and experiences, and run through and support all learning in other areas (specific areas of learning).
Personal, Social, & Emotional Development
- Making relationships
- self- confidence and self-awareness
- Managing feelings and behavour
- Moving & handling
- Health & self-cae
Communication & language
- Listening and attention
*Please note children develop at different rates and in their own way. They are born ready, able to and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with people and the world. around them. Developmental rates depends on opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments. Therefore any the developmental statements ad their order should not be taken as necessary steps for individual children or checklists. The age/stage bands over lap because they are suggestions of a typical range of development.