This morning the Joeys got up to so much today, they explored their indoor and outdoor environment with such wonder. Pippa, Nyiel, Pilar and Jack did some creative drawings indoors, Brian was loving the drum making lots of music and Abuk was stacking some hoops onto the cone in order with some assistance from her educator. Soon it was time to go outside Emilia saw our educator Joanne drawing a hopscotch on the ground so she decided to copy her she then noticed me taking some pictures she came over and asked if she could look at them. She then said can you take some more photo's of me. The children were loving the slide taking turns going up and down with lots of encouragement from their friends. We also had a few spontaneous mini-groups going where they were either singing with Joanne or reading with Maria. Adelaide had a great day and enjoyed the turtle where she pushed down the different shapes and jumped a little when the turtles head would pop out. Watching the Possums yard getting renovated is still a big hit as they're excited to see what is happening. The Joeys all had a great morning exploring and spending time with their friends.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing Elements: 3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing. Children explored the outdoor area with their friends playing together in a group or playing alongside their peers feeling a sense of belonging.
This learning experience can be linked to Steiner's theories. He believes that children need free, creative play to develop their spirit, bodies and minds.
Critical Reflection: As educators, we allowed the children to free play, explore their own ideas, and find something to do. I observed the children while playing and encouraged them with positive words and spent time interacting while playing. It was a great opportunity for me to see each childs interest and if they had changed while utilising during free play. Follow Up: More Munch and Move activities.