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Self help skills (scraping our own bowls) - 22nd June 2022

Project As we continue with our self-help project, today we wanted to see which Joeys need more support with scraping their bowls after lunch. Our aim is for the Joey children to master these self-help skills. After lunch while all the children were sitting at the table, Sandra demonstrated to the Joey children how to scrape their bowls after meal times, Sandra held the spoon in one hand and held the bowl in the other hand, and explained to the joeys how to scrape their bowls with the spoon into the bin. Sandra called Aarvi to have a turn first. Aarvi took a few attempts to actually scrap her bowl but did give it a try. Next Hunter wanted to have a turn with Elijah and they were good at scraping their bowls using their hand-eye coordination skills. Nathan wasn't interested in his lunch so he threw his lunch on the floor. Tilly didn't want a turn however she was a great observing watching the demonstration. Pilar was next, Pilar needed encouragement to scrape her bowl at first but when given the task she did it well. Kavith was able to listen to the instructions, however, needed support to scrape his bowl. Elya was able to scrape her bowl, however, she did find it difficult to understand the concept of putting the bowl into the tray and then the spoon into the water but after a few attempts she did it. Lucas was able to scrape his bowl without trouble while Jayden needed some support.

Link to Pedagogical Documentation

EYLF Outcomes

Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported. Children in this learning experience participate in a variety of rich and meaningful inquiry-based experiences.


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: These will be ongoing skills that we will practice at meal times for children to master those self-help skills, through encouragement and practice the joey will definitely achieve those life skills. As educators, we draw on a rich repertoire of pedagogical practices to promote children's learning by adopting holistic approaches, being responsive to children, planning and implementing learning through play, intentional teaching, and creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on children's learning, providing for continuity in experiences and enabling children to have a successful transition, assessing and monitoring children's learning to inform provision and to support children in achieving learning outcomes. the benefits of self-help skills build children and promote confident positive self-esteem. Follow up: Continue on with our self-help skills.

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