Spontaneous Lately, the Joeys have had an interest in bubbles, they enjoyed chasing and popping the bubbles as their educators blow the bubbles, however at some point the children were given the opportunity to blow the bubbles by themselves. To give all the Joeys the chance to blow their own bubbles, today I sat with the Joeys with water in a Bucket, a Small amount of dishwashing liquid, bubbles blowing shapes and actual bubble mix. Through demonstrations, I mix the bubbles mix. I added blue food coloring for colours. I provided the Joeys with a large piece of paper to blow their bubbles on it . I gave the Joeys the choice to choose their own bubbles blower shape. The children were keen to blow their bubbles. Hunter was very good at blowing his bubbles, I encouraged Nathan, Tilly, Kavith , Gabby and Lucas to blow like they are blowing their birthday candles on their cake. I offered Mila, Pilar, Abuk and Elya to blow with my bubble blower shape, Elya did really blowing her bubbles, when she saw the bubbles she was happy, she clapped her hands and said "yeah". The children blew the bubbles on the paper to see the bubble's shapes.
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Outcomes: 4: Children are confident and involved learners Elements: 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating. Children in this learning experience were able to problem solve and experiment with the bubbles.
Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported. Children in this learning experience were extending their autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
This learning experience can be linked to Piaget's theories. He believes the child is an active learner and that the child must be given opportunities to explore, discover and experiment.
Critical Reflection: I was amaze how most of the joeys were able to blow their own bubbles, by providing the with their own bubble gives the joeys the opportunities for the joeys to engage independently with tasks and play. As an educator, I was able to provide intentional teaching and scaffold the children's learning by helping them to learn at their own phase. Providing the joeys with different strategies to be able to blow the bubbles on their own, the experience allow the Joeys to extend their social skills through group interactions. I was able to recognize and value children's involvement in learning, linking the children's learning encourages the children to be engaged in their learning and interest. I was also able to provide the Joeys with visual resources that offer challenge, intrigue and surprise, support their learning and share their enjoyment. Follow-up: More bubble play