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::: irresistible clay

Recently at Greenhills kindergarten the children were playing around with some lumps of clay.

While some children LOVE the texture and messiness of clay not everyone does.

We have always been conscious of providing all children, even the ones who don’t like to be messy, with the opportunity to engage in messy play in their own way.

Here, the children who were a little unsure of getting down and dirty, were provided paint brushes and water with which to play.

Slowly but surely this little fellow became more comfortable with the whole clay experience …

and gradually began to handle the wet clay.

Okay he didn’t exactly slop it all up his arms or anything … the way some other children do but he really did enjoy the  experience.

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2 Responses to “irresistible clay”

  1. Shona says:

    As someone who spends my days assessing, investigating and completing spot checks on centres I would love to see all those owners and nominated supervisors out there taking a look at these fantastic photos and ideas. Well done!

    ::: Thank you Shona we really appreciate your support! 🙂 🙂

  2. susan donovan says:

    Thanks for your wonderful photos and ideas. I am a true believer in natural play spaces and using natural resources for play. We have recently introduced clay to our Junior Kindy and Toddlers room. It was interesting to note; fussy eaters did not play with the clay and children who rarely engage in activities engaging for the first time.
    I love the ideas for children who are reluctant to get messy. We will be trying these out next week.
    Once again, your site is valuable for Early childhood teachers as well as any other people who are involved in educating children.
    I will passing on your website to many others
    Thanks again 🙂

    ::: Thank you for your kind words Susan! 🙂 🙂