Indoor Experinces - 1st March 2022
Spontaneous: Today was a rainy day. children were to playing indoors today. So we decided to set different activities at the table. We set papers, different color paints, and balloons for balloon painting at one table. The children will use the balloons to paint on the paper. We also offered them some paintbrushes for children to paint. We set play dough, rollers, cutters, and pop sticks on the second table for children to play with. We set up papers and stickers on the third table for the children to glue the stickers onto the paper. The children had group time by singing some songs, and the children had the choice to choose the activity. Hunter, Elya, Elijah, and Lucas glue the stickers onto the paper. Pilar, Jack, Nathan, and Marlee decided to do balloon painting. Abuk, Kavith, and Huda chose the playdough play. Once the children finished their one table, they moved onto other tables to turn at the different activities. The children had a social space sharing the resources, and took turns. They also exercised fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. After these activities, the children had free play in the indoor play areas.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.4 Children learn to interact about others with care, empathy, and respect. The children could share the resources with their friends and were good at taking turns.
This learning experience can be linked to Piaget's theories. He believed that children are active learners and must be given opportunities to explore, discover , and experiment—These principles underpin cognitive development.
Critical Reflection: The educators set different activities since the children need to stay indoors due to wet weather. We were able to intentionally scaffold children's involvement and learning, providing learning environments that are flexible and open-ended. We offered the Joeys with resources that offer challenge, intrigue and surprise to support their play and share their enjoyment. The experiences went well since children were all able to do some activity simultaneously and, once they finished the activity, they had other activities to explore.
Follow Up: More choices for play experiences.