Physical play - 3rd August 2022
Spontaneous: This morning the Joeys were playing in the Possum yard. The Joeys love playing in the big Possum yard. Some children choose to play in the sandpit. Some children liked to play with the building blocks. Pilar, Hunter, Tilly, Sean, Aarvi, Abuk and Jayden enjoyed their physical play. Sean played in the slide for a while then he went and started to climb on the climbing equipment. He reached the top and tried to get down from the other end. He couldn't he climbed down the same way. Abuk liked to play on the see-saw. she saw Aarvi next to her and called "aai, aai". Aarvi turned and looked at Abuk. I asked Aarvi " Abuk wants to play see-saw with you. Do you like to join her?". Aarvi said "ok" . She went and joined with Abuk. They both played see-saw for a while. Jayden was so happy today that she joined the possums on the slide and took turns with other children on the slide. Pilar climbed on the stepping log and stood on it with both hands wide open. She said "look, look". I said "wow, Pilar". On seeing Pilar standing on the stepping log, Hunter and Tilly came running. They wanted to have a try on the stepping logs. Hunter climbed onto a log. But he couldn't stand on it, so he sat on the log. Tilly followed Hunter and sat on the log too. They both were happy and proud of their achievement. After a while Hunter and Pilar moved to the sandpit. Tilly started to explore the climbing equipment. The children had great morning having physical play.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing Elements: 3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing. The children in this learning experience took increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing by exploring different physical activities.
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 strong, resilient and competent adults.
Critical Reflection:I supported children in their choice of play and was happy that we provided them the opportunity to have a free play and explore their own ideas. I also interacted with them in a positive way throughout their play. Follow Up: More Munch and Move activities.