First Published in 2006. Guaranteed fun for children and practitioners alike, the Ready, Steady, Play! series provides lively and STIMULATING activities for children. Each book focuses on one specific aspect of play, offering clear and detailed guidance on how to plan and enjoy wonderful play experiences with minimum fuss and maximum success. Ready, Steady, Play! helps practitioners to: Develop activities easily, using suggested guidelines Ensure that health and safety issues are taken into account; Plan play that links to the early years curriculum. Each book in the series includes guidance on: Preparing the children and the play space What equipment and materials are needed Planning and carrying out the activity Adult-child ratios; Developing language and vocabulary Extending learning For early years practitioners and students on early years courses and parents looking for ideas and inspiration. Construction; Exploring how construction play activities can promote the learning and development of children within early years settings, this book will help you to: Enable children to develop an understanding of shape, size, stability and strength when making things Encourage the development of children's large and fine motor skills; Support the understanding of co-operation and sharing.
Table of Contents
Activity 1 Towers; Activity 2 Constructing with basic shapes; Activity 3 Different dwellings – bungalows, houses and flats; Activity 4 Ideal rooms!; Activity 5 Furniture; Activity 6 Using large and medium construction sets – a shop; Activity 7 Different dwellings – bird nests; Activity 8 Different dwellings – the tepee; Activity 9 Totem poles; Activity 10 The Jewish Feast of Tabernacles – a sukkah; Activity 11 Different dwellings – the Christmas stable; Activity 12 Constructing people; Activity 13 Scarecrow; Activity 14 The Three Little Pigs; Activity 15 Robots; Activity 16 Sculptures; Activity 17 Dens; Activity 18 Bridges; Activity 19 Making boxes!; Activity20 Constructing with ice; Activity 21 Building walls – a construction site; Activity 22 Constructing with wood; Activity 23 Vehicles; Activity 24 Making 2D and 3D shapes with Connecta Straws; Activity 25 Constructing an obstacle course;