Social development activity: make a 'creation station!'
A 'creation station' supports children to develop social skills such as turn taking, cooperation, negotiating, back and forth communication and identification of feelings.
Place materials and items for your child/children to create with on a tabletop or the floor where everyone can be invited to get creative.
Encourage children to explore and use materials they choose to develop their creations.
Invite conversation by naming and noticing similarities and differences between each creation and asking how materials feel - for example, “Wow! I see you have a lot of green items and your brother has a lot of blue items.”
Things to get creative with, like:
Loose parts – corks, lids, pebbles, sticks, boxes, q-tips, pom poms, spools, shells
Paint and brushes
Paper – newspaper, magazines, construction