Schema Development Wheels

We have two innovative and informative Schema Development Wheels for you, which help you in:

    Wheel 1.  Understanding schemas; gives information around what schemas are

    Wheel 2.  Supporting schemas; which offers practical information on how best to support and develop children displaying different schemas.

These wheels can be used by practitioners and parents to help them learn about and further develop their understanding of schemas, but also to know how to support and engage children displaying schema preferences.  After purchase, the Threads of Success Coordinator will contact you to ascertain which Schema you would like to receive.

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A Guide to Understanding Schema Development Wheel (DW21)

Following many requests for a schema resource, we have now developed these two new wheels. They have been written by schema specialist Stella Nalini and outdoor play and early years activity trainer Gail Ryder Richardson. 

This is the first wheel in the Schema Development Wheel series.  'A Guide to Understanding Schemas' explains what Schemas are and their importance. The wheel has eight other sections on each side covering the following areas; Trajectory, Transporting, Connecting, On top, Scattering, Rotation, Enclosing and Enveloping. Under these headings, one side of the wheel describes how a child might be recognised as having a pre-dominant disposition towards some of these areas more than others, whilst the other side focuses on the potential learning for each area.





A Guide to Supporting Schemas Development Wheel (DW22)

This is the second wheel in the Schema Development Wheel series.  'A Guide to Supporting Schemas' offers ideas and suggestions for recognising and supporting schematic patterns of play and behaviour. Again using the eight areas used in the Understanding Schema Development Wheel, one side of the wheel suggests activities for inside the learning environment or home and the other side focuses on the outdoor environment.  A number of the ideas and suggestions can also be used in both environments.