In reflecting back on this section it is very important to have age appropriate materials available for all age groups. It makes since to have a good quality material so that your are not repeat buying of materials.

Days should be planned out so that each child can engage in the materials that are made available. Blocks are a great piece of material to use in Daycares because they are appropriate for all age groups. When purchasing materials you should consider whether the children will want to engage or like it, will the material hold up and is it safe. When thinking of materials, it’s a good idea to sometimes swap materials with another provider. All materials when purchased whether new or old should be cleaned before letting children play with them.

Last but not least, less is more when it comes to materials. It’s better to 3 very good play things instead of 20 of something that’s not going to make the children want to play with them.