Cambridge Children Collect Leaves To Enhance Fine Motor Skills Development

Cambridge children collect leaves to enhance fine motor skills development

Date: 22 Jun 2022

Exploring the natural environment outdoors is consistently encouraged at Bright Horizons Wolfson Court Day Nursery and Preschool in Cambridge.


The children recently took part in a heuristic outdoor play activity which saw them collect leaves which had fallen from trees in the nursery garden.


Nursery Manager Michela commented: “Supporting their fine motor skills, they placed the leaves alongside other materials onto sticky back plastic. They then took the materials off before placing them into a basket.”


Heuristic play and loose parts is a particular aspect of the Bright Beginnings curriculum which allows children to think creatively with loose parts and enhance their fine motor skills development.


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