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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

Created On January 1, 2015 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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