WHAT WE DO

AT PANGBOURNE VALLEY PLAYGROUP

Painting and
drawing

These activities are always available and the children are able to choose their own medium – paint, crayons, etc. There is no right or wrong way of painting and drawing; the children are encouraged to express themselves freely and at first may simply wish to cover the paper with colour.

Water, sand and
Playdoh

Children find these facinating and need not get in a mess in the process, as plastic aprons are provided.  Their play allows the children to learn about the properties of liquids and solids.

Books

Books for all ages and levels of ability are available at all times for the children to handle and for adults to read to them.

Music

Books for all ages and levels of ability are available at all times for the children to handle and for adults to read to them.

Craft

Cutting and gluing activities are messy, but they give the children the opportunity to experiment, to learn manipulation skills and discover shapes.

Physical activity

In our garden we have lots of space for the children to enjoy. We use different equipment for them to develop physically. We are currently developing our mud kitchen and a sensory area. There is a sand pit, play house and a variety of bikes and scooters.

Imaginary play

Various props, farms, garages, dolls furniture and dressing up clothes give the children the opportunity to act out imaginary situations based on real life.

Construction toys

We have construction toys that can be used inside and outside. These include duplo, trains, vehicles and tools, all of which help develop manipulation skills and basic mathematical concepts about space, shape and size.

“The welfare, happiness and development of the children is at the heart of everything they do”

– W, parent