This is the third in a series of spotlight blogs on schemas. Schemas are repeated patterns and actions that are observed in children’s play which change and develop over time. These help children to practise, make connections with their learning and make sense of the world around them. In this blog Whoosh Learning will help you to identify the Rotation Schema and give you supportive ways to engage and develop this 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 Rotation Schema?
Children who are learning in this way love to roll, spin round and round and love to draw circles/ swirls/spirals.
They often also love helter skelters, roundabouts or the tea cup ride at fairs!
Children who are working within this schema also :
- fascinated with wheels, tyres and rolling different items /vehicles down a ramp
- enjoy watching or playing with keys and locks
- playing with water and swirling or mixing. They may even like to watch water going down a plug hole
- This is quite an active schema… so good luck with running, rolling, spinning round and round!
How can you support this schema play at home?
Please download the ROTATION 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 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.