One of the wonderful benefits of having a large outdoor space is that it supports the development of gross motor skills. Children can run, climb, balance jump, cycle, swing and roll.
A further knock-on benefit is that children who develop gross motor skills well often develop their fine motor skills. So we find these children can sew, thread, saw, mixture, manipulate, draw and write with more control too.
This term children have had lots of exposure of using one-handed tools: spoons, scissors, knives, pens, screwdrivers, saws, needle and thread and hammers.
Children really enjoy using our real tools to explore and create models.
Just look at the pure concentration in their faces!
Rachel Keeling Nursery School
Bullard's Place, Morpeth Street, London, E2 0PS
Tel: 020 89805856
RACHEL KEELING IS PART OF THE RACHEL KEELING AND CHILDREN'S HOUSE NURSERY FEDERATION