Every second week we all go outside to enjoy physical play on the field. This is a great opportunity for the children to explore new skills, enjoy the freedom the space gives them and play together as a group. Before we go out the children select the equipment they would like to use and we talk about any group games the children would like to play. We decided to play, “What’s the time Mr Wolf?” Some of the children were familiar with this game having played it other settings. Traditional games and songs are still a great benefit to your child’s development, there were so many skills involved in just this one game; listening to and following instructions, counting the steps needed, confidence of the caller, enjoyment of the game and following the rules.
The children really enjoyed playing this game and I am sure it will be a favourite for other occasions.
I am aware of my own and others’ needs and feelings especially when taking turns and sharing resources. I recognise the need to follow rules. HWB 0-23a