Planned: This morning at group time, we looked at another Pippi adventure. Over the last week, Evie had taken Pippi home and brought her back today. Evie stood before the group with Kelly and showed everyone her pictures. Evie started talking about the different things she did with Pippi. This included a lunch date with the Deputy Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, a 1st birthday party, a trip to the Nepean River, and the Coffee Club. Evie then went around the group to give everyone a closer look at the pictures and answered any questions the children had for her. Evie and Pippi had lots of fun together, and the children enjoyed hearing all about it and looking at all the pictures. Evie then gave Pippi to Hunter, who was taking Pippi on her next adventure. He was very excited, and we look forward to hearing all about it.
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Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities. This experience can be linked to outcome one because the children can share their identities and what they enjoy doing outside of childcare.
Urie Bronfenbrenner: This learning experience can be linked to Bronfenbrenner's theories. He believes that fostering positive relationships with children and their families is vital to the child's development. How we interact with and support those families will also affect the child's development. We need to reflect the needs and expectations of the society, culture and community in which our children live.
Critical Reflection: This activity went well, and the children enjoyed hearing about Pippi's adventure with Evie. The educator made the group time engaging and asked questions. Follow Up: Hunter's Pippi adventure.