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Snap Snap Snap - 15th April 2021


Spontaneous: This morning for group time, the children decided that they would like to sing some songs. Mannix showed us his dinosaur and said, "he can sing too". I put my fingers up and started to move them, "What song do you think I'm going to sing?" Josh called out, "Twinkle twinkle". I said, "Good guess, but try again. "Open/Shut them" Eddie called out. "Yes!" I said. The children started to giggle and talk amongst themselves. I started singing and they joined in. "Who knows the song Cheeky Monkeys?" Eddie started to sing a few words. All the educators joined in and and the children watched and began to copy the actions. Marlee held her hands near her face 'teasing Mr crododile' then SNAP she moved her hands just as Sandra (educator) role modelled. I turned the song on the iPad and showed the children the actions that go with the song. We all stood up and did it together. It was fun to see the children laughing and giggling as they attempted to follow the instructions in the song.


Link to Pedagogical Documentation

EYLF Outcomes

Outcomes: 4: Children are confident and involved learners Elements: 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. The children were excited to learn a new song. They showed curiosity and actively participated in following the actions which were demonstrated.

Rights of the child

Article: Article 29 Education should develop each child's personality and talents to the full. The children are exposed to a variety of different ways to learn new content. Today the children were able to learn a new song/skill through the role modelling and involvement of educators.

Interpretation

Critical Reflection: The educators have observed the children engaging in different types of music, song and dancing. The educators facilitated the children's interests by having group times singing a variety of songs. The educators extended the children's interest by introducing a new song to the children and encouraging them to join in to learn the new words and actions. The educators joined in to role model the actions. Follow-up: Music and dancing in the afternoon.

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