Follow Up: This morning for group time I sat the children down on the mats and with the help from some cut out pictures I retold the story of the three little pigs. We started with the pig collecting some straw and when I asked the children to tell me what he was collecting, Nathan yelled out "straw" and Hunter followed his cue. I said "Great job Nathan", Then when it was time to huff and puff I laughed as all the children followed me by knocking on the ground then yelling out I'm going to blow your house down. Next was the sticks and before I could ask, Jack said "sticks" in a small voice and then Elya called out "sticks". Then it was time for the bricks. Pilar yelled out straight away "bricks" then pointed to the bricks on the building. Next the big ending when the wolf climbs the chimney and burns his tail again the children yelled out "Ouch" touching their bottoms. As the children are really loving the story we are going to continue with different types of ways we can do the story as even our little babies seemed to be quite fascinated sitting in the high chairs watching Educators and their peers telling the story over and over again.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported. Children are thoroughly enjoying the story of the three little pigs.
This learning experience can be linked to Bowlby's theories. He believes that when familiar caregivers respond warmly and consistently to youg children they form strong self identities and emotional bonds. This is important for healthy emotional and social development.
Critical Reflection: This morning I printed and cut out the story of the three little pigs. I then put them onto some cardboard the idea was to have the story ready for our grouptime and for the children to help me tell the story in the right sequence. I found the children really enjoyed the visuals and being able to yell out the parts of the story they could. Follow up: To continue on with our project.