Spontaneous: This morning the children started their day in the Joeys room. They had breakfast and morning tea in Joeys room. Then we had Group time and acknowledgement of the country . After the group time all the children moved to Possum yard to have an outdoor play. The children explored the Possum yard based on their interest. the children played till 11:30. Then they had another group time in the outdoors. They all sat on a circle mat. Sandra (educator)was leading the group time today. Initially the children sang some songs. Children were encouraged to chose their favourite songs. The children sang songs like "A,B,C,D", "Incy wincy spider" and "Old McDonald". After singing songs the children had a dramatic play on the "The wolf and the three pigs". Laye acted as the wolf, Daphne, Grace and Garang acted as pigs. When Sandra was telling the story to the children Laye, Garang, Daphne and Grace acted their part of the story. Other children sat and watched them with interest. After the group time, Sandra encouraged the Possum children to help the Joeys. Each Possum took a Joey to the wash room to wash hands with them. Maria (educator) and Massa (educator) helped the children to wash their hands and settled them on their lunch tables. It was nice to see both Joeys and Possums having play time , group time and lunches together. The Possums were enthusiastic and happy to share their yard and resources with the Joeys. They also helped Joeys throughout the play time and lunch time.
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Outcomes: 1: Children have a strong sense of identity Elements: 1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect. Throughout the day the children interected and played in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.
This learning experience can be linked to Steiner's theories. He believes that providing real life tasks for children gives them a sense of belonging and connectedness.
Critical Reflection: The educators rolemodeled and scaffolded children to have a shared play experiences. They guided and supported children to have a fun and safe play time. Sandra encouraged and helped children to participate in the dramatic play experience. The children enjoyed the visual effect of the story. It helped the young children to understand the story much better. Follow Up: Picnic Lunch