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26 Transformation Schema Activities (+Definition)

You may have noticed that some children will spend hours pouring water onto the mud and giving it a good stir! Or they will love watching the snow melt, crunching it up until all that’s left is water. Well, there’s a reason for these behaviors…they are a transformation schema in action. A transformation schema is …

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Transporting Schema – What It Is & 25 Activities

If you’ve ever wondered why some children spend pretty much all their time moving objects around a room, then it’s this…transporting schemas. A transporting schema is an interest in carrying an item from one place to another. By doing this, children are learning many things, including understanding about journeys, distance, and where things belong. I …

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Orientation Schema – 23 Activities + Definition + Tips

Orientation schemas are when children are interested in learning about how objects look from different angles. Do you have a child that enjoys lying with their head on the floor as they play with toy cars? Or like to look through their legs at things? These are both orientation schema behaviors in action. Rotation schemas …

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Positioning Schema – What It Is + How To Support It

Ever wondered why some young children seem to spend a huge amount of time and effort in placing objects in a line side by side? It’s called a positioning schema, and it’s a very common behavior that you will see often. A positioning schema is when a child is interested in experimenting with order and …

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31 Rotation Schema Activities (Definition + How To Support It)

Rotation schemas are really common, and many children exhibit this repeating behavior pattern. I’ve taught in the early childhood phase for 12 years, and in that time I have trained myself to first look out for schemas, and second to act on them. Rotation schemas can be supported through so many different activities – whether …

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