Today we welcomed the Joeys back with outdoor exploration activities, ball pit, colourful tunnel, toy mat, colour building blocks on the moon mat, sand tray, painting and water play. Hunter and Nathan were so excited to explore, both Hunter and Nathan just jumped in the water so fast that I wasn't able to change them into their swimwear. Marlee and Lucas were extending their attention span on the mat, building with the colourful blocks, Lucas and Marlee were building a tall tower while interacting with Kavitha.
Elijah enjoys playing with the toys on the mat, he then went driving on the toy car, Elijah drove towards the water-play, helping Hunter and Nathan to add balls to the water. Huda enjoyed driving the go car. Elya came and joined in the water play, Eyla happily splashed the water with her hands. Elya had a green texta and Hunter wanted the texta, I demonstrated a positive way Hunter could ask or show Elya for the texta. Hunter and Nathan showed great pleasure in exploring the balls in their mouth and hands.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency. The Joeys in this learning story were able to confidently explore and engage in sensory, social and physical experiences by building relationships through play.
The Joey's are in the sensory-motor stage of Piaget Theory, they explore the world around them through movement and senses.
Critical reflection: I used responsive teaching and scaffolding during my interactions with the children. By doing so I supported the children's agency to contribute to their own learning and development. I was able to give children choices by providing them with different activities in the outdoor learning space. Through interactions, I was able to encourage and demonstrate to the Joeys learn how to show kindness to each other during play. I was able to engage in children's play and learning by participating with the Joeys. Follow up: Exploring different sensory play (January project )