Learning opportunities are really everywhere! this morning we had time to talk about composting and recycling when we saw the recycling truck.
we will continue our research when we return from our adventures this morning #howdoeslearninghappen#homedaycare#familydaycare
Digging through old photos, reliving magical moments like this one. missing these two #growingyogis - they truly grew up and out into the real world of grade 1. can’t believe they’re almost done this chapter of their story too. time flies - but these memories make my heart sing ❤️
It's friday which means it's time for another #bookishplay post 😄 not a box is a simple book that really embodies and taps into childrens' imaginations. my little ones love this book! the illustrations are inviting and promote curiosity. set out different sized boxes and observe what your kids do 😊 you can set out other items with it to extend the play such as paint and paint brushes, tape, and other recyclable materials. we all know kids love cardboard boxes! this is also an economical activity (woohoo) and you can use it to teach about recycling and reusing materials.
Wanting to share. a little sneak peak into our classroom/ learning experiences.. been doing some outdoor exploration with our class. nature is the best teacher, that provides sensory experiences, physical clarity and emotional enlightenment.
in our program we believe in nature based and hands-on learning. children learn best through touch and hands-on exploration of real objects or things. my coworker and i head outdoors into the bush area with our group and we connect with the natural world.🌱🌳🌾🌸 the children have been observing the new blooms and have been enjoying the beautiful season of spring. one day last week we spent the morning outside after reading the book "and then it's spring" .... the class wanted to go investigate and look for signs of spring.
while outdoors they gathered up sticks/ branches, leaves and pinecones to bring back to the classroom.
to extend on their learning, educators read the book "this is not a stick (a book all about using your imagination.. and when using a stick, the options are endless.) the class loved it!
We are exploring process art outside this morning. freely exploring these materials in a way that may seem on the surface messy or destructive gives the children opportunities to explore lots of different #steam concepts.