We have a few different spaces in our house, in different rooms, where we set up play invitations for Floss. Now Floss has become more confident in walking I've been utilising the top shelf more as she's enjoying going up on tip toes to collect resources.
The balls (bottom left) have been a huge hit. The different textures offer her a sensory experience and the various sizes and colours offer a good opportunity to acquire and use new language.
Having containers allow children to collect, sort and transport, The basket (top right) has been on her arm all week!
Floss loves books. We used to have them on a lower shelf, but as I said earlier she enjoys the challenge of going on tip toes to reach things. We did rainbow our books this week and it's actually made Floss select more from this location than others.
The baskets on the bottom currently contain musical instruments, puppets and stickle bricks.
Favourites from this shelfie at the moment are the Grimms natural bowls, which seem to travel all around the house carrying a myriad of items within them.
Floss is still finding colour really interesting. It's fascinating to see which colours she is drawn to. I really enjoyed setting this up ready for her to explore. It's a little busier than how we normally have our invitations, but I do like the endless possibilities.
When we tidy up, it's not gone back anything like how it started and I love this organic change in the set up. Normally, our shelves look the same ready for the start of each day.
I love the Grimms Rainbow. This is the first time I've split it up on our shelves and it's meant the pieces have been used in different ways than Floss would normally.
Floss is often drawn to books and I do like to select books to go with play resources; making up our own story sacks with the items we have in the house. Using the books because of the colour of the cover instead has meant that we've had strange occurrences, such as a 'baa-ing' crocodile with Floss saying 'noooo' after.
I finally set Floss up a small world play shelf using a little house with furniture and some mini puppet animals. Some of the animals are from her Dear Zoo set and others were from an Easter set. You can definitely see her language developing here as she uses recognisable and unrecognisable words and phrases as she moves the animals around.