Healthy food and some times food - 31st August 2021
Sam (educator) prepared an experience related to Munch and Move. It's about healthy food and sometimes food. She printed some fruit and vegetable pictures and had a big chart written as healthy food and sometimes food. The children sat in a circle for group time before lunch. I had the pictures in my hand, and I placed the chart in the middle of the mat. I showed one picture at a time and ask the children "what is this?". The children will name the picture as "carrot" or "cupcake" or "strawberry". Then after the children named the picture correctly, I would ask them "is it a healthy food or sometimes food?". If it is a fruit or vegetable the children would say "healthy food" or if it were a snack the children would say "sometimes food". Then each child had a turn to place that picture on the right spot on the chart. All the children had a turn each and would ask again for another turn. So, we played for a while and then the children washed their hands and had lunch. The children were good at identifying the name of the food and were also able to identify whether it is a healthy food or sometimes food. The children had a good knowledge and understanding about the food they eat.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 5: Children are effective communicators Elements: 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes. The children in this learning experience were able to communicate their ideas and views about healthy food and sometimes food.
This learning experience can be linked to Rogoff's theories. She believes that adults have a role in guiding children's learning and that language is important for children's learning.
Critical Reflection: I provided opportunities for children to express their ideas and views about healthy food and some times food. I encouraged them to express their ideas with their friends. I had positive conversation with them and encouraged each child to participate in the activity. It was interesting to see that the babies were eager to participate too. Follow up: Continue with Munch and Move activities. Links to Munch and Move.