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Let baby explore the kitchen cupboard to create music. 

Materials Needed:

  • Pots and pans.
  • Wooden spoons.
  • Cans.
  • Plastic containers with lids
  • Plastic spoons.

What to do:

  • Sit down beside baby on the kitchen floor.
  • Help baby pull out pots, pans and plastic containers.
  • Show baby how to fit smaller containers into large ones. Give them a try.
  • Take lids of plastic containers and encourage baby to fit the lids back on.
  • Show baby how wooden spoons can be used to create music by hitting on the pots and pans.
  • Let baby have a turn.
  • Allow them to explore the different items in your kitchen.

Hints and Tips:

  • Help your baby begin to learn colours and numbers by sorting colours or counting cans or containers.
  • Make sure you have safety proofed all cabinets in your kitchen.
  • Instead of your baby going through the cabinets, you can put these items in your baby's play area to play with.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Begins to take turns.
    - Gives toy to adult to play with.
    - Responds to “give me”.
    - Shakes head yes or no.
    - Climbs furniture or toys.
    - Points to object they want.
    - Begins to identify objects in categories.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Cooking Area, Music and Movement
  • Games Categories: Creative Play Games, Family Games, Gross Motor Skills, Manipulation Games, Music and Movement
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO1 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Identity

    1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity cooperation confidence creativity commitment enthusiasm persistence imagination and reflexivity

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Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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