The first in the "Little Schema Series" of books which values children as competent and capable learners. This story is designed to be shared and enjoyed by children of all ages. Matthew enjoys lining up everything he can get his hands on, chairs, acorns even his handprints. What people don’t realise is just how much he is learning as he lines things up. It outlines the ideas he is exploring and encourages us to let children lead their own learning.
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- Charlotte loves things that go round is the second in the series and explores a rotation schema or pattern in play.Charlotte is fascinated by things that spin, rotate, whirl or turn. She is attracted to the circular movement she sees and will happily spin the wheels of a car rather than push it across the floor. The ideas she is exploring relate to speed, shape weight and force. Being allowed to play and lead her own learning helps build her confidence and allows her to make sense of her world.
- Riley likes to wrap things up, the third book in the series focuses on Riley’s fascination for enclosing things.Wrapping herself or objects up means you may not always know where she is, but rest assured while she is reflecting on what she does she is forging connections in her head and building her brain.
- Jessie is a Transporter is the fourth book in the series of six. If you have a transporter in your house or nursery nothing will ever be in its designated place.Learning to trust things still exist even if you cannot see them is a key message here. Providing time and space to practice and repeat new skills is a big part of how we learn.