Today's Story Time is
By Philip Bunting
A story for anyone who likes to spend a day at the beach, and for everyone who has ever pondered the big questions about our place in the universe.
Rae and Grandad set out to build a sandcastle.
They make a tall tower.
They raise great ramparts.
They dig a deep moat.
They even find a dragon.
But will it be enough to hold the tide?
Sandcastle is a beautiful exploration of the ebb and flow of life.
Keep scrolling for more ideas to do at home!
This is a fun sensory activity that requires only two ingredients.
Combine 1 cup of plain flour and ¼ of a cup of vegetable oil into a bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer until completely incorporated.
Now you can start playing!
CHILDREN ENGAGE IN SENSORY MOTOR SKILLS.
Create your own castles at home!
Recycle or use items in your home that would create castle walls, turrets, windows and moats! Here are some suggestions of things you might need or use:
Cardboard or toilet rolls
Cardboard boxes and coloured paper
Pillows, chairs and furnature
Lego or blocks
Sticky tape, scissors and glue
CHILDREN MANIPULATE OBJECTS TO TAKE APART, ASSEMBLE, INVENT AND CONSTRUCT.
When the sandcastle is washed away, Grandad reassures Rae that it is still there even if you can't see it...
Test your memory by finding items around the home and grouping them together. Ask your child to try to memorise each item and then cover the items with a cloth or bowl and ask them to draw or write them into the tally sheet.
Make the challenge harder by moving the items around, adding more items or by having less time to memorise the items!
CHILDREN DEVELOP COGNITIVE RECALL SKILLS.