The tuff tray is a staple resource that is often abandoned or underused in early years settings. However, when used effectively, a tuff tray can enhance a child's learning through its versatile usage, such as messy play or as enhancements to support themes and ideas that are being explored. A simple tuff tray provocation can offer many learning opportunities to help a child progress and develop, as its sensory play approach promotes open-ended investigations and problem solving.
50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays is packed full of exciting activities that are not only simple and easy to prepare and manage, but that also use materials and tools found in most settings and at very low cost. With ideas for tuff trays that support books, promote mathematics and are ideal for celebrations and festivals, this book creates inviting opportunities for learning objectives to be met in an exciting and creative way.
Sally Wright has worked in the Early Years for over 10 years and is a qualified teacher with a BA (Hons) degree in Early Years Childhood Studies. She currently works full time providing home education and care as a child-minder and has been awarded `outstanding' by Ofsted at three inspections in this role. Sally is an Early Years Network Leader and also runs and co-manages an independent Early Years Play Group setting. She provides learning and development opportunities for children, parents and providers.