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83. Schemas: Enveloping

If your son or daughter is especially fond of den-making, climbing into boxes or dressing up in layers of clothing such as multiple necklaces or lots of hats... then your child is exploring their enveloping schema.

83. Schemas: Enveloping

If your son or daughter is especially fond of den-making, climbing into boxes or dressing up in layers of clothing such as multiple necklaces or lots of hats. Or if they enjoy filling empty boxes with bits and pieces, wrapping toys up in blankets or creating caves or dens for their toys and friends - then your child is exploring their enveloping schema.  In this schema, children like to investigate how things fit together and work with one another. It’s about understanding how different materials react with one another (soft fabric against a wooden chair, for example) and about learning to manipulate different environments and sensations. Volume, dimensions, capacity and multiplication are all explored under this schema, too. If you think your child is an enveloper, here are some activities to support their investigations:

  • Make sock or glove puppets
  • Wrap up parcels (Christmas is great for envelopers!) and use paper, newspaper, string, sellotape, ribbons
  • Use posting toys, Russian dolls, nesting toys and shape sorters
  • Play shopping games with purses, baskets, a till
  • Play doctors or vets with plenty of bandages

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May 01, 2016 By Alexis Ralphs

83. Schemas: Enveloping

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