Making Dens

Do we ever grow out of making snuggly, hidey-holes? This week, our baby room staff have brought our weaving tunnels indoors and found a whole new purpose for them. The little ones have loved turning them into dens, with fabric and ribbons and making them their own.

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The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum tells us that:

‘A rich and varied environment supports children’s learning and development. It gives them the confidence to explore and learn in secure and safe, yet challenging, indoor and outdoor spaces’

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Small spaces are important to young children, particularly those who are quieter in nature. An enclosed area can provide emotional security and a feeling of comfort. We also notice that children often demonstrate different ways of playing when their environment is snug; these are their spaces, not for sharing with grown-ups!

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Making Dens
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