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Singing With Sam - 12th July 2021


Today when we went outside Sam (educator) sat down with Elya on the platform area and gave her a nursery rhyme book to look at. Elya was looking at the book when Emilia came over and sat down with them and then they started to sing the nursery rhymes that were in the book. They stared off with "pat a cake, pat a cake". Sam was holding the book up so the children could see the pictures and Elya was looking and listening intently to the book and the words of the song.

Emilia was singing along to the words of the songs and trying to copy the actions to the song, while they were singing Kavitha (educator)brought Hunter over and sat down with Hunter on her lap and Kavitha helped Hunter do the actions and he was smiling. Lorenzo and Nathan came over and stood behind the the small group and Nathan started to join in bit by clapping.

As the book went on they sang different nursery rhymes like "incy, wincey spider", "twinkle, twinkle little star", when it came to singing "twinkle, twinkle little star" Emilia put her hands up and Kavitha helped Hunter and they sang "twinkle, twinkle". They continued to sing a variety of nursery rhymes, after they finished "twinkle, twinkle". Then Sam handed the book back to Elya and she continued to look at the book.

Link to Pedagogical Documentation

EYLF Outcomes

Outcomes: 5: Children are effective communicators Elements: 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes. The children interacted during the songs both verbally and non verbally.


Lev Vygotsky Believes- Vygotsky emphasised the importance of relationships and interactions between children and more knowledgeable peers and adults. He believed that children's cognitive understandings were enriched and deepened when they were 'scaffolded' by parent, teachers or peers. Social interactions involve communicating, so Vygotsky also emphasised the role of language in the development of the child's thinking processes


Crticitalreflection.As an educator involved in the activity I was able to interact with a small group of children. I was able to encourage the children to sing and join in. Kavitha was able to scaffold Hunter's learning by helping him with the actions to the songs. As educators we were able to promote the children's language by exposing the children to different songs and encouraging the children and giving them praise. Follow up Language games.

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