Did you ever make a tin can telephone as a child? Taking turns with a friend to share very important messages. Fascinated with how it could possibly work, that you could those secret messages travelling down a simple length of string.!
So much fun and so easy to make. All you need is two tin cans, a hammer and nail, and a length of string. Oh, and a friend for the other end.
Telephones are a great addition to children’s play, both for their language and social development. Here are a few ideas to get you started;
~ Add a handbag including items such as a set of keys, a purse or wallet, play money and an old mobile phone to your child’s dramatic play.
~ When it is time for a new one, recycle your home telephone by adding it to your child’s play. Telephones are a great addition when playing;
- Doctor’s surgery
- Veterinary clinic
- Pizza shop
- Repair man
- Office (like Mummy or Daddy’s work), or
- Everyday home corner play.
What playful literacy learning has your child been enjoying this week?
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