Planned: As the children love storys at group time I decided to use some visuals for the children to engage and join in with the story telling. I started with the story of the Three Little Pigs. I used this story as the children like to copy me with "I'll huff and puff and then I will blow your house down". So using some straw to start off with I made a house and put a pig inside. The children sat listening then as I said "Little pig, Little pig let me in", Pilar yelled out "No shaking her head not by the hair of my chinney chin, chin". Nathan and Hunter followed her laughing as they shook their heads. Then Marlee stood up and started to blow the straw down. It was so funny watching the children blow and blow till I pretended to let the straw fall to the ground then they all started to laugh. Next was the sticks, well the children watched as I tried to put the house together and it was not doing what I hoped for but the children didn't mind, they still continued with yelling out "I'll huff and puff". Then it was time to build the house of bricks. We only had some blocks so with the help from Elya and Jack we managed to put a house together but the blocks kept on falling over with the help from Nathan knocking them down but we did get to all blow the house down with the children jumping up and down enjoying the story. Even right at the end the children picked up some straw and blew the straw into the air catching it as it fell to the ground.
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Outcomes: 5: Children are effective communicators Elements: 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes. The children in this learning experience were able to repeat the words in the story with the help from educators.
This learning experience can be linked to Steiner's theories. He believes that children need free, creative play to develop their spirit, bodies and their minds.
Critical Reflection: In this experience I was able to tell a story using materials that related to the story ie: sticks, straw and blocks. The visuals were to help the children understand that we can use different materials as a way of story telling rather that just reading a book. Follow up: Collage of the three pigs.