The Ladybirds explored a sand kitchen tuff tray. They used sand and foods such as past to mix together and create new textures and concoctions in the tray. The children poured water from cups and tea pots exploring the physical skill of tipping and pouring and weight and capacity. When the water was added to the sand the children explored the different consistencies of the sand and water and mixed it together using tools such as spoons, ladles and spatulas.
The children used real authentic resources to spark awe and wonder in play such as multi-cultural tea pots and pans. By incorporating authentic resources into children’s play spaces, you can create a rich and engaging experience for children that promotes cultural diversity, equality exploration, imagination, and a deeper connection to the world around them. By introducing real-life objects, we can remove the stereotypical gender constraints that often accompany commercialised toys.