|This girl builds with blocks and encloses herself.|
|This girl uses a scarf and a necklace to enclose |
her neck. Some children wear lots of bangles to enclose their arm.
Exploring an enveloping schema can help children to develop an understanding of space and size, volume and capacity. During their play envelopers develop ideas about estimating size and predicting - 'what fits inside this?' and 'How much paper will I need to wrap this box?'
|This four year old decides to paint the window. It is completely covered with red paint.|
Another child decided to paint the inside of a bowl. He then placed a box inside the painted bowl before painting the inside of the box.