Thursday, March 6, 2014

A piece of rope-"Just Playing"

I'm excited to be joining in with Child Central Station's Just Playing Blog Hop this week! Whilst Numnut was cleaning out his shed Bubbles discovered a long piece of rope-and fell in love! She dragged it all around the yard and house behind her, and then she discovered a step:

She may be "just playing", but....
What is Bubbles doing here?
What do you see?
What learning is taking place?
What skills are being practiced/developed?
just playing  
This post is part of the "Just Playing?" Blog Hop!
Thank you for remembering that young children do not "just play." Young children play. They develop through play. They learn through play. They experiment through play. They grow through play. A child's work is play. Play is important!
Please take a moment to reflect upon the photos and questions above. I would love for you to share your observations in a comment. I'd also like to invite you to "hop" on over to all of the other bloggers who are sharing photos of children learning through play this week:

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*I'm having issues displaying the linky at the moment but if you head on over to Child Central Station's Post you'll be able to see it, please "hop" on over to all of the other bloggers this week!

Please always supervise your infant/child at play.  Please stay within arms reach and never leave infants/children unattended.  You know you're infant/child best, use your own judgement-considering your infant/child's temperament, habits, behaviour and development before you play with a new play medium.


  1. That's pretty creative of her to think to thread it through the hole in the step. I wonder if she was trying to lift it, like with a pulley?

  2. I wonder too what did she end up doing? Maybe a swing? It always amazes me how kids find "toys" to play that you would never thing they would.

  3. Look at the visual tracking as she watches where the rope leads as she pulls it, the motor development in action as she moves thing around, the fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as she threads the rope through the stool... The creative problem solving and perseverance when the rope is tangled. WOW- so much learning while "just playing" with a rope! Thanks for linking up this week!