Round and round - spot the rotational learner!
For our rotational learners anything that goes round and round is great!
- turning lids
- hand whisk
- watching the washing machine on spin cycle
- rolling down a hill (or rolling anywhere in fact!)
Children exploring a rotational schema may have a preference for turning taps on and off, for winding and unwinding string, and playing with hoops. Children with a rotational schema are often energetic and can be seen running and spinning in circles, twisting ribbons, scarves and ropes.
Can you spot rotational learning in this 1 minute film?
There's loads of ideas for rotational schema in movement in this film:
- Balls that roll
- Tubes and balloons that can entice a spin
- Sliding and spinning on the floor (especially fast!)
- Rocking, rolling, swinging that leads to turning
- Being swung in the air
You just need an empty space!
Sally Goddard Blythes talk on neuro-motor immaturity and helping our children have the best start by engaging them in moving.
Dance session created by Liz Clark and the children at Alfreton Nursery School, Derbyshire
Dancing at Forest School told in pictures by the children who created the adventure.
This blog explores how transporting can be a tricky learning pattern for adults (for for children though)