Happy Wednesday Aqua Families, we hope you are all enjoying this wonderful weather daily. The children are full of sun cream and having lots of fun outdoors.
Outside today we set up a shopping centre as the children have displayed interest in going to Coles with their parents. They packed their trolly with food and brought it to the cash register to buy.
‘’Pretend play and ‘make believe’ has many benefits, some being to encourage imagination and creativity, it supports social and emotional development, and to improve language and communication skills’’.
There was also a lot of pretend play happening inside in the kitchen this morning with Isabella, Lily and Evan.
Also the sand pit, the children made cakes.
Isla, Charlotte, Isabella and Lily joined Donna to make the puzzles on the mat. Their cognitive skills shine as they remember where the piece goes, they are very quick at completing them now and need little assistance from the teacher.
Henry, Charlie and Levi Elliott made a big tower and a long line with the blocks.
At group time the children read stories to help develop language skills. Also they sing good morning and welcome everyone to school today.
After group time was learning centre fun. With Donna some children played her game with her.
Alejandra’s group made some lovely glittery flowers to add to their display of the caterpillar.
Some children enjoyed some of teacher Helena’s books, they love to look through our bags and enjoy some time looking at the pictures. Also with Helena the children made some sensory gloop to enjoy.
With Katherine, children used fine motor skills and manipulated pop sticks and pompoms to make spring flowers.
With Lisa, the children did some ice play in this warm weather, they love moving it around ‘’cold’’ some children said. When it melted they used boat to sail inside and washed some Dinosaurs.
Nelson’s group had some awesome fun, they matched the colours to the animals. They had to name the colours and the animal.
What a sunny fun filled day we had at Aqua today.