Today is Hunter's first day and we started off with lots of smiles then when Hunter was comfortable we set him on the floor for a play. Nicholas is one of our 3-5 children and he was happily playing with a car next to Hunter when Hunter noticed he was playing with a car, Hunter started to crawl over to Nicholas just as he was moving the car around. Hunter watched him for awhile then he decided to chase him around the floor. Nicholas was so lovely he moved the car around Hunter making him giggle. Hunter played on the floor happily smiling for a little while until he became tired. Sandra feed the bottle to Hunter and when he was finished it was nappy change time then off to bed he went. Kylie took him into the room and rocked him to sleep. Hunter slept for half an hour then with a change of nappy we took all the children out for a play. Hunter was happy sitting on the stage playing with a doll when Pilar came over to join in the play with both children moving the dolls around. Hunter started to cry a little so Eddie came over and gave him a little pat on the head to make him smile then off he ran to play with the other children. Caleb also came over to see how Hunter was going he looked at him at first then he also picked up the doll and played lovely beside Hunter. After a play we feed Hunter first and he loved his lunch eating mashed sweet potatoes and then banana for desert. He then drank his bottle then off to bed he went.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported. Children building secure attachments with one and then more familiar educators in our room.
This learning experience can be linked to Piaget's theories. He believes that children need to be able to see, touch, taste, smell, move and hear the things they are learning about. This is called concrete learning.
Critical Reflection:Today was all about building a relationship with Hunter so I could support him in times of change and bridge the gap between the familiar and the unfamiliar. Follow up: To continue to build secure relationships with all children in our care.