This week at our Head Start Headquarters we tackled the foundation skill of Visual Association. This is the ability to draw associations between two or more different but related items. To start with this is most easily done with familiar items, such as sock & shoe, knife & fork etc, but importantly this skill builds up to include associations between visual shapes of letters and formation of words, e.g, C + A + T = CAT.
For our littlest Head Starters we made an effort to point out all the things that could be associated together in the class - visual associations are everywhere once you start looking for them!! We talked about socks & shoes, balls in hoops, pegs in bottles...the associations were endless. Sometimes all it takes is the intention to find associations and before you know it they are all around us!
Our older children spent time looking through our visual association items to work out what should be matched up and in no time had figured them all out...we had to make sure that the toothbrush and toothpaste wasn't put to actual use though, but to be fair all the children knew that these two went together!
Don't forget our seminar on Thursday evening at our Head Start Headquarters, all welcome :)
Children’s Nutrition What really matters?
Join us for an educational evening with Jennifer Douglas, Nutritionist. Gain an understanding about the foods that really matter in your pre-schoolers' diet and how to get them to eat!
Thursday 5th September
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you at our Head Start Headquarters next week :)
From the Head Start Team