Thursday, 22 August 2013

Up, up up the ladder, down, down down the slide

Hello All!  What a great week we have had at our Head Start Headquarters going up, down, through, round, over and under.  It has been wonderful watching you all have fun running up and down the ramp, forwards and backwards!

This week we have looked at directionality.  Directionality is the understanding of an objects position in space in relation to oneself. A child first learns these concepts in relation to themselves and is then able to transfer them to numbers, letters and words. This skill is important in the visual discrimination of letters and numbers for both reading and writing.

So for all our Head Start kids this week there has been lots of climbing up the climbing wall, climbing up the ladder and down the slide, in the boxes and on the boxes.  Even though lots of these activities are familiar to our children it is good to intentionally verbalise these concepts as the children complete the activities so they are able to later relate this to writing.  For example if you were asking your child to draw the letter "A" you might say: "draw a line that goes up, then down with a line across the middle".  Have fun using these concepts at the park, in the bath and while you are out driving.

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all next week at out Head Start Headquarters.

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