Originally Posted by molarmama
Do you have any suggestions for preschool aged boys to play with at home? My 2 and 4 year old boys are in a University preschool which we have loved. While we spend time outside, have started a garden, and read often. But my kids seem to have trouble playing well together without constant adult interaction. I can't get them to engage in spontaneous play.
I am a Reggio Teacher from Louisville, KY. My school's website is www.ProspectLatinSchool.org
Engaging materaisl for preschoolers:
wooden blocks of all shapes and sizes, including wordly architecture blocks
paints: watercolors of all kinds are the easiest with which to learn
real art supplies not "kiddie" "clean" art supplies
sensory play in plastic tub at home (i.e. sand, rice, dirt, water, scented [
herbs mixed with materials)
puzzles large floor puzzles and small wooden puzzles
cooking activities (begin with simple tasks like chopping bananas with butter knives, peeling carrots, and mixing like instant puddings)
dress up clothes from thrift store and a variety of real props like old suitcases
writing materials to use during each play activity for (examples) writing recipes, grocery lists, tickets, letters, etc.
Hope that these help! Have fun!