Let's stick together (part 1)

May 25, 2012


Stop Press - Play Learning Life's obsession with sticks goes global (sort of): we were delighted to be asked to write about our (somewhat unhealthy) obsession with sticks, in this week’s Nursery World magazine.


Our focus was on how practitioners can make the most of this free and fabulous resource to enrich the early years curriculum.  We’ve touched on physical development of course (observing  children becoming confident handling a stick that’s taller than they are is always rewarding), but in many ways the true value of stick play comes out through the many opportunities to engage children’s enthusiasm for number, pattern, shape, space and their highly attuned sensory abilities. 


Children love to