“Schemas are patterns of linked behaviours which the child can generalise and use in a whole variety of different situations. It is best to think of schemas as a cluster of pieces which fit together.” “A schema is a pattern of repeated actions. Clusters of schemas develop onto later concepts.” - Pen Green Children's Centre, Corby.
Some experiences for rotation schema children. I know the list could be endless but I want his to be more about story ideas!
- Singing "the wheels on the bus"
- painting using a rubber ball or a golf ball on a piece of paper taped to an old baking tray.
- rolling bracelets or soft balls across the room
- playing with wheeled toys of all sizes, even better with a ramp to roll them down
Stories to go alongside the rotation schema -
- Skates by Mick Inkpen - Kipper on skates, watch out!
- Round and round the garden and other hand rhymes from Walker books and illustrated by Louise Comfort
- The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle - probably my favourite illustrator - the spider goes round and round and round as she spins the web.
- The wheels on the bus from Child's play books illustrated by Annie Kuebler
Enjoy! Please add to my suggestions by commenting below...
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