We have recently sorted our provision in the water tray to ensure a focus on #finemotorskills primary over than #grossmotorskills, so we enhanced the water tray by adding a washing line. There was barely space to wash the clothes in the end as everyone wanted to join in. As well as wringing the clothes of water and in turn developing gross motor skills they also developed their fine motor skills by squeezing open the pegs! Also lots of fun!
It's important to stay calm and use empathy when we talk to our kids. Sometimes, it's hard to know what to say instead. Here are some examples of how we "react" to our kids and some alternative responses to try instead