Spontaneous:Yesterday Sandra (educator) unpacked some nappy packages from cardboards boxes. She placed the cardboard boxes in the room for children to play. Sandra also made handles using threads and children used it as car to walk around the room. When children finished playing with the cardboard boxes we placed them in the store room to recycle it to use it as a board for drawing. This morning the children were playing outdoors and Sandra brought the cardboard box and some texta's for children to draw. The children gathered at the spot and Sandra offered them the texta's. They all got one and sat as a group either on the cardboard or at the edge of the cardboard and started to draw on the cardboard. Jenayah, Nevaeh, Pilar, Elya and Aarvi were able to hold the texta properly using a pincer grip and draw. Hunter, Nathan, Abuk, Elijah, Huda, Forin and Lucas were all interested to draw and did their best. It was nice to see all children engaged in the activity.
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Outcomes: 5: Children are effective communicators Elements: 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes. Children were able to communicate verbally or non-verbally in choosing the texta colour.
This learning experience can be linked to Gardner's theories. He saw the arts and creativity as playing major roles in children's learning. Children are able to explore many cognitive concepts through their play and creative explorations.
Critical Reflection: Sandra helped the children in choosing the texta colours. Sandra got hold of the texta lids since some babies were trying to put them in their mouth. Sandra guided and supported them throughout the activity in a positive way. Follow Up: More drawing activities using different resources.