With Autumn upon us, we can say goodbye to our Summer which we may all remember as being notably wetter than average!
Whilst many were bemoaning the rain filled days however, as a childminder it was an opportunity to indulge in one of the children’s favourite activities – Jumping in muddy puddles!
As adults if we see a muddy puddle our instinct is to avoid them, when children see them they want to jump in and splash in them.
The children love getting bundled up in their waterproofs and wellies and even a short drive to our chosen muddy puddle destination(!) is an adventure for them as we drive over bridges, spot sheep in the fields, pass big tractors, and drive along the bumpy country roads.
The children love it and it’s a great way for them to let off some steam whilst getting some fresh air rather than being cooped up in an overcrowded soft play on a wet day.
It gives great opportunities for the children to learn and discover and to indulge in some “risky play”.
Areas of learning covered: Physical Development, Understanding the World, Communication & Language, Mathematics, Personal, Social and Emotional development