Today the children started the morning of in the sandpit area. They used fine motor skills and hand and eye coordination and scooped and manipulated the sand into the buckets. The children laughed and smiled as they worked together in the sandpit.
Henry, Georgia, and Isaac played at the car table and enjoyed transporting them around the mat. They also used some blocks shaped like a bridge to make the cars go under.
At group times the children sat and listened to the teachers read some books. Listening to stories have many benefits for the children, they will get to know sounds, words and language, also develop literacy skills. We are also learning the value of books and how important it is to care for them.
After story times, the children went with their teachers to do some activities. With Donna the children started to talk about Naidoc week as it is approaching. They sat and listened as Donna explained that it stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day. The children then had the opportunity to do some Aboriginal writing. They use signs rather then letters and the children made the word rainbow, Human, Woman, Man and many more.
With Alejandra the children practiced their cutting skills. They are learning how to hold their scissor and make small cuts in the paper.
With Nelson some children joined him for Large motor development. They had fun using their large muscles to complete the course.
Some of the children had the opportunity to make beanie hats, learning all the time what clothes are important to wear in winter.
With Liza the children continue to extend on emotions. Today they had the opportunity to play a game of matching cards. They had to use there cognitive skills to remember were the matching card was. The children loved this game and showed off their clever cognitive development.
Jake was so encaged in the sandpit, he laughed as the sand ran down the long pipe and out the other side. He was peeking in one end, he was engaged for at least 10 minutes.
Have a lovely Tuesday evening and please stay warm!!

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