Sorry for the year long gap but I have been really poorly and not able to do most things let alone blog. But am now well on road to recovery and am back in my blogging hotseat!!! So here goes :)
This week I finally got around to making a Water Wall for my little one (well originally it was for a preschool but there's no way its going to get out of my garden now!!!). Having drilled and bolted and tied things onto my board (cable ties are cheap and you can get them from most supermarkets now!) I was finally able to put it to the true test and let my son loose on it! An hour later we were still outside in the pouring rain exploring what would happen if we poured water here and there or twisted this bit or moved that bit.Proof positive that if you make your environment exciting and engaging enough children CAN concentrate for a VERY long time!!!
If you get the time to make one of these they are very cheap, the rewards are great and what a wonderful way of recycling you plastic bottles and containers (the coloured pipes were from my local scrapstore). Just wanted to share this one quickly with you as a taste of things to come...I have decided to do a regular blog giving some of the many great ideas I get to see whilst out delivering training to practitioners across the UK.
Oh and a quick thankyou to all the wonderful people I worked with at the EYFS conference in London yesterday ...I had an absolute ball and i never knew you could make soooooo many things out of newspaper!!! :)