Building with Blocks

In the Discovery Room the children always enjoy building with different sized 3D blocks, however this week we challenged the children and introduced different resources for them to incorporate in their play.

What was different?
Well we put out large pegs, different materials, carpet and poles.

The children worked together problem solving how to connect the material to the blocks without it falling down.

We explored our imagination while designing these with some children using it as dens, bringing in cushions, carpets, books and torches. Other children made a tent and used it in role play to pretend they were camping.

By adding a few simple but different resources the children have took a new approach to their building projects, by using our creative thinking, and problem solving skills.
We had so much fun and engagement when creating our dens. I wonder what we will create in our Discovery room next week?

The Solihull Approach

Since 2012, the Scottish Government has supported the work of the Psychology of Parenting Project (PoPP), run within NHS Education for Scotland (NES), to ensure that parents and families have the support they require to help promote their child’s social, emotional and behavioural development.

The Solihull Approach was developed by Health Visitors, Child Psychologists and Child Psychotherapists in 1996. It is embedded in child development and psychological theory.

The Solihull Approach Online courses available are for all parents and carers across Scotland and are FREE. In addition, the ‘Understanding your brain’ course is specifically written for teenagers to access directly. The courses are available in several languages and with an audio narration.

Solihull Approach Online Implementation Guide March 2021