This morning it was very foggy so children played indoors for bit longer. I got them the breathing sphere from the store room. It is also called as the Hoberman Sphere. Children got excited and sat around to have a look and play with the sphere. Kylie (educator) and I showed children how to breath in while expanding the sphere. Kylie and I also showed children how to breath out while shrinking back the sphere. The children got excited. Emilia and Amelia tried to breath in and out. Hunter had his turn first. He tried to expand the ball. Kylie helped him to do it. After Hunter Amelia, Emilia, Nyiel, Pilar and Jack had their turns. Then I took the sphere to Adelaide where she was playing with the baby toys. She looked the sphere with little surprise. The other children surrounded the sphere and played alongside with Adelaide. The children played with the breathing sphere until they went outdoor to explore.
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 tried some breathing exercises by playing with the breathing sphere. Theorists
This learning experience can be linked to Maslow's theories. He believes that if educators help children to meet their physical needs and emotional needs then they will grow into strong, resilient and competent adults.
Critical Reflection: I tried to bring a different resource for the children to play with. I'm happy that the children liked the sphere and had fun playing with it. Throughout the experience I did intentional teaching with the children to teach the children how to breath in and out. The 2 to 3 years old tried to follow my instructions and tried some breathing exercises. Still babies enjoyed playing with the sphere.Follow Up: Kids yoga.