What is a schema?
A schema is a pattern of repeated behaviour which is demonstrated through play and exploration. It helps children make sense of things and is part of a developmental process. In this series of spotlight blogs on schemas, Whoosh Learning will help you to identify the different schemas and give you supportive ways to engage and develop the stage your child is working in. By being part of their schema play you can aid their development, increase their attention and concentration and have fun!
What is the Trajectory Schema?
Children with a trajectory schema enjoy movement – they like to move themselves and be moved. Therefore they often throw or push objects and like to explore water and its flow. This can often mean children can become quite water logged (ha ha) as they enjoy watching the movement and interrupting the flow.
Children in this schema also :
- like to run
- love any kind of water play e.g. pouring from jugs, spraying water
- enjoy building and pushing objects over
- climb on and off play equipment repeatedly
- like to bounce balls
- draw/ paint straight lines
- and much much more….
How can you support this schema play at home?
Please download the TRAJECTORY SCHEMA play card below. On this card you will find loads of ways to support this developmental stage as well as language to use and possible stories and songs to use.
Please do let us know any other ideas you have or activities you have tried to support your child’s play and development. We love to see the fun you have together at home.