eBook: Understanding Schemas in Young Children. What are schemas and why do they matter? Again! Again! provides an introduction to understanding and supporting schemas and schema play in young children. Practitioners will find an overview of schemas with guidance on where they fit within the EYFS. Click the book cover image to check out this online eBook now! Your DEC username and password is required. SWSi staff and students only. #childcare #schemas
Trajectory Schema - "This schema is characterised by a fascination with movement, especially of things that fly through the air. Children who are focused on trajectories love things like throwing balls, squirting water from a hose, splatting paint and being on a swing." From Auckland Playcentre Shop.
"This schema is easy to spot and is characterised by separating (or disconnecting) things. It can also involve dismantling or scattering." This might seem destructive, but it is (usually) just another form of focused exploration. ("What happens if I do this?") Disconnecting (along with connecting) is a preliminary skill for writing. We separate groups of letters to make words. Click the image to read the article online, about how children displaying this schema, might like to play.