Updated: Sep 20, 2021
This morning Pico arrived at Centre with a gingerbread man doll. When we went outdoor Pico and Ruby took the gingerbread man doll to the sandpit. They wanted to cook cookies for their gingerbread man. Ruby asked me "Kavitha, can I have some water?" I replied "sure, why not?" and brought water in a bucket. On seeing the water Rowan, Hunter. H and Emilia joined with Ruby and Pico. Hunter.S was happy to join the group. The children happily included baby Hunter in their play. The children took a bowl and filled it with sand. Then they used the measuring cups to fetch water from the bucket and mixed the water with the sand in the bowl. After mixing the water with the sand they used their hands to make cookies. Ruby made her first cookie and showed me, "Kavitha, look at my cookie". Rowan, Hunter.H, Pico and Emilia made some cookies too. The children made cookies and placed them on the edge of the sandpit. Then they held the gingerbread man doll and started to feed the doll. The children had great morning playing together and interacted positively with each other. The children explored their own ideas through this sensory play activity.
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 about their play experience both verbally and non-verbally.
This learning experience can be Piaget's theories. He believes that children need to be able to see, touch, smell, move and hear the things they are learning about. this is called 'concrete learning'.
Critical Reflection: I observed and supported children throughout the play. I provided them with water when they asked for their play. I involved myself and interacted with them in a positive way. Follow up: Help children to bake some real cookies.