Over the half term holiday Playbox Nursery staff have been working hard to create brand new curiosity boxes for the children to explore when they return from the holidays.
The boxes each have a collection of items that are intended to spark in interest and extend the children’s knowledge in a particular area.
This box aims to extend the children’s interest in literacy. The children have learnt a song that helps them to sound out the letters in three letter words and they regularly sing it whilst playing. The box allows the children to access objects and sound out the letters in the words.
This box aims to extend the children’s knowledge of shape, space and measure. Here they are able to weigh a variety of objects and explore the idea of time.
This box aims to extend the children’s knowledge of and interest in literacy and books. The books were chosen based on the children’s recent interest in birds and bugs.
This box allows the children to explore numbers, numerals and size. Inside the coloured basket are several smaller baskets, allowing the children to discover and gain an understanding of size ordering.