Conkering’ Our Fine Motor Control…

We’ve been going bonkers for conkers as we’ve combined egg boxes and tweezers with lots and lots of conkers to help develop our fine motor skills further. Our children have adored transferring the conkers into the egg trays. They liked to experiment and test their skills as they used different types of tweezers and scoops to do this. When our children managed to get the conkers into the egg tray they were naturally driven to count how many they had transferred and discuss who had more/less/the most/the least with their friends at any given point and the totals just kept on changing!! They also naturally commented upon the conkers’ differing sizes and the different shapes that they were observing too as they moved and transferred them. So it may have been an activity that started with very much a physical focus, but so much mathematical learning naturally developed, alongside collaborative play, as well as language development and superb conversational skills. We just ♥️ the way that Early Years play twists and turns, combines and intertwines… so much (natural, organically developing) learning through play and experimentation! Xxxx