Our baby unit at Ilford nursery explored cornflour today, and look at the fun they had.
Cornflour was poured all over the table for the children to explore. Many of the babies had no reservations at all and got stuck in straight away, covering their hands and arms. They were supported by staff sitting close by giving lots of praise and reassurance. Tools were offered to those that weren't too sure about getting messy and they were given some gentle persuasion and encouragement to touch the cornflour with spoons, cutters and brushes.
Staff talked to the children about how it feels on their hands and gave lots praise.