This morning the Joey children were given a toy ride on car. I put it in the yard as we were playing inside at the time. Then as the children went out to play I noticed that Pilar was the first to sit in the car. Pilar rode around the yard for a long period of time so I needed to give the other children a turn. Pilar wasn't happy at first but eventually gave Jack a turn. Hunter came over to Jack and the two children played happily together. Little Abuk also joined in the play laughing as she rode around the yard. Lucy found her way over to the car and Nyiel kindly got out of the car and let Lucy have a turn. Mun found himself using all avenues of the yard playing happily by himself. At quite time I set up some paints for Pippa to enjoy and it wasn't long before Lucy came over to join in the play.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported. Children learn through play and friendships.
This learning experience can be linked to Bowlby's theories. He believes that children who have strong postitive attachments to familiar cargivers use them as a safe base from which to explore the envirnments.
Critical Reflection: I was able to engage the children in share- taking of the car to setting up an art activity that all children wanted to do. Follow up: Continue to add to the yard.