50 exciting ideas for investigative play
Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud! There is nothing quite like it for learning opportunities. A mud kitchen can be a key element of outdoor continuous provision. Mud is good for children! It connects them with nature and provides open-ended sensory experiences.
This book is designed to give early-years educators some starting points for developing children’s interest in a mud kitchen throughout the year. It guides you through creating a mud kitchen and how to ensure that the area is a place where high-quality learning takes place. The 50 innovative and exciting ideas in this book can be used by beginners and those who already have a mud kitchen in place. They can used flexibly to follow the needs and interests of the children. Every activity shows how a supportive adult can teach, model and respond to the children through their play, while emphasising that children sometimes need uninterrupted time to develop their own ideas and to play and explore. 54 pages. A4.
Make the most of your outside space with our Outdoor Learning Kit full of exciting and engaging activities to promote learning outdoors.