Joey room routine - 23rd November 2021
This morning Hunter was the first to arrive followed by Abuk the children walked around the room then Abuk went up to Hunter and gave him a high five, Hunter laughed then the two children sat themselves down for some breakfast. As the children were eating Abuk again wanted to high five Hunter but after he did the high five he put his hands to his mouth and went "mm" giving her a little kiss. Hunter did a lovely gester yesterday as when Elya came into the room I called for her to give me a cuddle and before she could come over to me Hunter went over to her and grabed her hand and brought her over to me then he patted her on the head and then touched her arm very softly it was the sweetest thing. As part of our routine of a morning we do a small group time where we sing songs, read a book and then we put on our sunscreen and when we are finished it is time for our outdoor play time. Today I said to Jack "could you hold Elya's hand and take her out to play" Jack nodded then went over and took Elya's hand and off they went to play. Next was Nathan and Kavith it was cute Nathan put out his hand and Kavith just looked at him so Nathan picked up Kavith's hand and walked him out the door. Aarvi stood up so I said to her "can you take Huda out" and with out a word she grabed her hand and off they went. I asked Jude to find a partner and he quickly went and picked Nyiel as they seemed to have form a friendship which is lovely to see. Jayden didn't want a partner but Jude took it upon himself to help him to come outside to play. Pilar picked Abuk and held her hand they looked so cute holding hands all the way to the door. I'm really impressed to see that out little Joey children are able to follow the room routine so well they are able to follow any instruction from going to the bathroom to wash their hands or to find their drink bottles for their lunch. This includes our littlest Joey children that are under two they just love to follow the older children watching and learning all the routines in the room.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported. Children learn to build relationships with their peers and educators through effective routines.
This learning experience can be linked to Maslow's theories. He believes that if educators help children to meet their physical need and emotional needs then they will grow into resilent, competent adults.
Critical Reflection: This morning I was following our room routine we do this to help the children make predicted transitions to run more smoothly. By starting the children early they seem to follow the instructions easily and a lot of the times they go to do the routine before I have even said to do them. Follow up: Self help skills.