Today our Joeys were busy exploring different learning environments. We had Emilia, Kristiayn, Isaiah, Jack and Novia at the table with an Educator doing arts and crafts. Paper and paint stampers were offered for the Joeys to explore. Our Joeys excitedly began exploring stamping away different colours on their paper. As they did this an Educator initiated conversations about what they were painting and the colours they were using. The sandpit was another popular learning area with our Joeys crowding around it and waiting for their turn. The shovel, cups and trucks provided had our Joeys, digging, pouring and burying. We also had some chalk out where our Joeys drew wonderful images on the ground expressing their thoughts and ideas. The trikes and and bikes were also very popular. Brian was seen pushing his bike up the hill and rolling himself down, smiling and laughing at the thrill of his ride. Caleb was seen fixing the wheel of his bike as if it was broken. Wonderful to see our Joeys engaging in imaginative play.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 5: Children are effective communicators Elements: 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes. Children are able to express themselves using art and craft as medium.
Outcomes: 4: Children are confident and involved learners Elements: 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. Children express wonder and interest in their learning environment as they confidently engage in their learning environment.
Outcomes: 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing Elements: 3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing. Children are able to develop and practice their growing fine and gross motor capabilities through the resources provided and experiences offered.
Critical Reflection:Engaging and initiating children in conversation as they were drawing and stamping promotes children's language development and conversational skills. As the children engage in the arts and crafts they are working on developing their fine motor skills and eye hand coordination. Turn taking skills were promoted in the sandpit as children were reminded to wait for their turn when the pit was full. Gross motor skills were developed as children explore the bikes and trikes practicing their coordination as they moved their vehicle with their arms, hand, legs and bodies. Follow Up: Large paper on the wall/ground with stampers