This morning the children were really unsettled. They were having trouble finding a game or toy that they were interested in. So after trying to engage them in a game or two I thought I would go and get the bubbles. This has been a good entertainment for the children in the past. As I started to blow the bubbles the children came running over chasing the bubbles and trying to pop them. As the children were catching them they noticed the lovely rainbow colours they were making. I said to the children "Look at the pretty swirls". Kylie (educator)asked the children "who can see the different colours in the bubbles", Caleb replied they are red and blue. Pilar was standing next to me so I crouched down to her level and asked Pilar if she wanted a turn at blowing the bubbles it was so funny she blew and blew but couldn't get a bubble to come out so I helped her and then well the biggest smile ever. Hunter and Elya were sitting looking on, so I decided to blow some bubbles near them. Hunter tried to swipe his hands at the bubbles trying to pop them and when he did he squealed in delight. Elya also tried to catch the bubbles and then sometimes they popped right in front of her face which made her blink and smile and trying again to catch them. Jayden watched the children but didn't try to catch them today. Jude had a ball in his hands and was not going to let the ball drop as he ran after the bubbles. Nyiel had a turn at blowing the bubbles and said look "yellow" as she popped one. Aarvi was an on looker walking around and watching the children in this play. Lorenzo liked the bubbles also and followed his brother at times but wasn't quite quick enough to keep up with him. Jack was always in the middle of the group running around and chasing them. Brian wasn't that fussed but did stand back and watch them float in the air.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
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. The children showed curiosity in the bubbles and they showed interest in the colours of the bubbles.
Lev Vygotsky He believed that children's cognitive understandings were enriched and deepened when they were 'scaffolded' by parent, teachers or peers.
Critical Reflection: By observing the children and noticed they were not engaging in a play experience. I then took it upon myself using the knowledge that changed the children's interest to engage in this play experience. Kylie (educator) and I then used our scaffolding skills to talk to the children about the colours, shapes while using open ended conversations with the children. This activity was a success as it brought the children together engaging with each other as they chased the bubbles around the yard. Follow up: Colour mixing.