This is the second 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 Transporting 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 Transporting Schema?
Children who are working within the Transporting Schema can be fascinated with moving objects from one place to another.
This can sometimes feel a little frustrating when objects move to different places around the house and beautifully set up play opportunities are moved to a different part of the room! However, it is important that children are allowed to explore this stage fully.
Children who are working within this schema also :
- move objects including themselves in different ways
- empty and fill containers
- fill pockets and bags using different objects
- move objects around within a space attempting to organise the space and objects within it
- Follow trails, make pathways, ramps
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THIS SCHEMA PLAY AT HOME?
Please download the TRANSPORTING 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.