Reading: Children, spaces, relations – metaproject for an environment for young children by Giulio Ceppi et al (Part 2)

When children were presented with 5 different textural qualities of materials (rough, wet, cold, soft & hot), overall the soft category faired best, receiving the most positive words in relation to how it made the children feel. By utilising different textural materials within the Early Childhood Learning Cetnre this allows children to explore, create memories & utilise their fine motor skills. But these varied materials are not limited to building materials, but also the materials used within classroom activities e.g. clay. “Young children also need to have the opportunity to manitpualte materils such as clay and others that maitnain a trae of the manipulation while conserving their own characterstics (velvet, sand and form memory metal)” (p.g. 78).

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