Stories and Schemas | trajectory

My son had a very strong trajectory schema... he loved (still does) to kick a football.  Children who have a trajectory schema like to see toys fall from the highchair (not annoying!) and be picked up to begin again, kick balls, throw balls and bean bags, slide down the slide, roll balls down the slide, swing high on the swings, watch as they pour water into a funnel, and watch the tower you spent ages building as it is knocked down.  They will also be fascinated by a windy day - watching the washing blow, kicking the leaves in the Autumn or waving flags and ribbons outside in the wind.

Some stories to go alongside a trajectory schema -

  • Peppa plays football - a short Peppa Pig story
  • Maisy plays football by Lucy Cousins 
  • One Windy Wednesday by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Helen Craig
  • Rocket by Mick Inkpen - Kipper makes a rocket and launches it
  • Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - the witch zooming about on her broom
  • The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins - a classic picture book about all the things that blew away in the wind
  • A Perfect Day for it by Jan Fearnley - a story about climbing to the top of a amountain and sliding all the way back down
  • Balloon by Jez Alborough - chasing the balloon as it escapes in the wind, few words, lots to talk about.
  • The Three Little Pigs from Ladybird first favourite Tales - the wolf huffed and puffed and blew the houses down...

Enjoy!  Please add to my suggestions by commenting below...

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