Making symmetrical patterns with objects you have in the home.
Shoe box or container to collect loose parts, Large piece of paper, textas, pencils or crayons, Piece of string or wool, Additional paper for drawing
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Walking around the house inside and outside looking for loose parts and symmetrical patterns promotes physical activity.
The Early Years Learning Framework has been designed for use by early childhood educators working in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators. View PDF
Principle 3: High expectations and equity. Children progress well when they, their parents and educators hold high expectations for their achievement in learning.
Practice: Learning through play. Play can expand children’s thinking and enhance their desire to know and to learn. In these ways play can promote positive dispositions towards learning. Children’s immersion in their play illustrates how play enables them to simply enjoy being.
Symmetry plays an important role in later mathematical understandings and is an important component of children's spatial development (Zingrone, 2014).
Zingrone. (2014). The Construction of Symmetry in Children and Adults. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 175(2), 91–104. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221325.2013.799058
https://www.earlystartdiscoveryspace.edu.au/do-it-at-home-mandala-making/ Create a symmetrical pattern with Emily at the Discovery Space, Early Start, University of Wollongong.