This morning I set up the outdoor environment with some baby toys for our little members in our room. Elya and Hunter were happily playing along side of each other smiling, babbling and engaging with their educators. Hunter loved chewing on the bead frame toy while Elya was crawling around finding all sorts of toys to engage in. After a while a new member to our room turned up, her name is Adelaide and she is ten months old. Adelaide was able to settled in so mum and dad were able to leave. Adelaide was introduced to Hunter and Elya on the mat and all three had a good time engaging in their play. Mean while on the rocker I noticed Mun, Emilia, Pilar and Jack all sitting in the rocker going back and forth having a lovely time they even started to sing row your boat as they played so well together.
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. Here the children engaging with one another in lots of verbal and non -verbal communication while playing together.
This learning experience can be linked to Piaget's theories. He believes that children need to be able to see, touch, move and hear the things they are learning about. This is called concrete learning.
Critical Reflection: This morning we set out some activities on the stage for our little babies. The idea was to allow the babies to use their senses to explore their natural environments while engaging in a social play with their educators and peers.