Outdoor Matters is delighted to announce the publication of a new set of Development Wheels on Understanding and Supporting Schema.
This set of two wheels have been written in partnership with Stella Nalini and are being published by KMMD Publishing.
The ‘Guide to Understanding Schemas’ starts off by explaining in one section what they are and why schemas are so important. One side of the wheel describes how a child might be recognised as having an enthusiasm for one schema more than another, whilst the other side focuses on the potential learning within each schema. The wheel covers the following commonly observed schema;
Trajectory, Transporting, Connecting, On Top, Scattering, Rotation, Enclosing, Enveloping
The ‘Guide to Supporting Schemas’ wheel offers ideas and suggestions for noticing and supporting schematic patterns of play and behaviour. Again using the eight most commonly observed schema used in the Understanding wheel, one side of the wheel suggests activities that can be done inside the home or learning environment, whilst the other side focuses on the use of the outdoor environment to support schematic play. A number of the ideas and suggestions can also be used in both environments.
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