Bubble pop! - 22nd July 2022
Spontaneous:Today's weather was gloomy and rainy however this did not change our Joey's mood. Before lunch as the sun was out, Massa (educator) brought out the bubbles and immediately the children became interested and their faces lit up. Elya began to run around and scream with excitement. Behind her ran Pilar, Marlee and Hunter. They were all running around chasing the bubbles and popping them with their hands. After the first bottle ran out we gave it to Hunter. He knew how to open the bottle and blow the bubbles out which made him amused for some time by himself. Marlee saw this, ran up to Hunter and he shared the bubbles with Marlee. We then tried this with the other children. Elya, Pilar and Marlee mirrored our actions in their first try. Lucas and Jayden needed some encouragement and assistance. Jayden was using different muscles to spit instead of blow. Lucas was using too little breath which allowed no bubble to form. However they all conveyed persistence and tried multiple times. Hunter and Elya was shouting "bubble!" with a smile. Overall, all children enjoyed this little activity and had fun playing with their friends. All children displayed enthusiasm throughout this activity. They developed their spatial awareness of the environment and peers. Active play allows children to disperse their energy in a positive way. Through this it enchanted their fitness, health and happiness as well as improving their coordination skills and movement.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect. Whilst children were playing they developed their spatial awareness, showed connection with their peers and an overall healthy and happy well-being by participating in a physical and enjoyable experience.
Koala Corner, Philosophy, 2020.pdf
This activity relates to our philosophy as we "provide a supportive, fun and stimulating environment."
This learning experience can be linked to Maslow's theories. He believes that if educators help children to meet their physical need and emotional needs then they will grow into strong, resilient, competent adults.
Critical Reflection:As an educator I believe this activity was an effective way to promote the children's social and emotional well-being and physical engagement. I helped them to try with blowing the bubbles. Follow up: To provide more advanced physical play experiences that focuses on coordination and balance.