07 February 2017
Children at Bright Horizons Teddies Crawley Nursery and Preschool have been advancing their problem solving skills by helping each other to hatch toy dinosaurs.
Staff provided the children with toy dinosaur eggs which they initially tried to melt in warm water. After realising that would be a time consuming process, the children then reverted to their toy tool box to try and free the dinosaurs. Once discovering that a hammer was the best tool for the job, the children then shared it around to hatch each of the dinosaurs.
“We were delighted with the children’s application to the task,” said Sarah Green, nursery manager. “They were very excited to pull the dinosaurs out of the eggs once realising the quickest and most efficient way to do so. The activity also helped to develop their fine motor skills.”