Outdoor play, whatever the weather, offers children special contexts for play and exploration, real experiences and contact with the natural world. Water in the outdoor environment offers children limitless play opportunities from stepping into a puddle or simply pouring water into different sized buckets and containers.
TTS offer a wide variety of flexible play resources for the Early Years. The Changing Channels Set(EY04726) at £149.95 is wonderful (pictured right), as it allows children to become architects of their own play. This 1m², wall mountable frame features ten holders so that children can construct their own channels to explore forces and gradients with water, cars or balls.
Water play is a great way for children to interact and co-operate with others, they can use their imaginations to create fun, exciting games that can be reinvented time and again.
Natural Wooden Water Channels (EY04952), £79.99 are a must for any outdoor water play environment. This set of eight wooden channels is ideal for helping children understand water, simply by letting it flow along the channels. The Wooden Water Channelling Set offers great opportunities for water and sand transportation.
Water play is essential in the Early Years, it helps develop fine motor skills whilst helping children understand weights and measures by moving water around.
Children will love the Water World Set (EY04203). Priced at £174.95, the Water World Set includes 40 pieces comprising channel stands, half channels and bases. Designed for children to build themselves, the plastic towers can be arranged at different heights and the children can watch as the water whooshes along the channelling where it can be collected with buckets or containers. The predrilled holes in one section are great for creating a waterfall effect. The play and learning opportunities are endless as children become mini architects, engineers and scientists, experimenting cause and effect.
To receive a copy of the 2013 Early Years Catalogue call TTS on 0800 318 686 or for further information on any of these products please visit www.tts-shopping.com/earlyyears.
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