Spontaneous: This morning Corinne was redirecting Hunter to play rather than running around the room hiding. Corinne encouraged Hunter to get a ball from the ball pit. Corinne held the hula hoop upright facing Hunter, Corinne asked Hunter to throw the ball through the hula hoop. Hunter was unsure of the instructions given so Corinne swapped roles with Hunter she told Hunter to hold the hoop while she threw the ball inside of the hoop "Oh" said Hunter throwing the ball into the hoop. Jack was also a little upset this morning so with some encouragement he too was redirected with a ball to have some fun. Elliot was standing back and watching Hunter play then he too picked up a hoop he wasn't quite sure of the game that was happening but Hunter tried to explain by holding the hoop and throwing the ball into the hoop even though Elliot was still inside of the hoop.
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Outcomes: 4: Children are confident and involved learners Elements: 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another. Children needed some guidance in this play today.
This learning experience can be linked to Steiner's theories. He believes that children need free, creative play to develop their spirit, bodies and minds.
Critical Reflection: By guiding Hunter into play educators were able to redirect his choices and encourage others to join in with this play. Follow up: Continue to encourage children in play.