It is Tuesday! The day was filled with fun learning experiences to enhance the children’s holistic development.
Today we had an Incursion: Trinket the Robot. Trinket the Robot is a lively, funny, interactive solo puppet show based on the tale of Pinocchio. Incursions are great opportunities for all the children to get together and share their joy and curiosity. Incursions are very interesting for varied age groups and the children enjoyed participating in it. They observed, listened, and sang, showing their highly developed sensory skills. They responded and reacted, showing their fast-developing cognitive skills. In this incursion, the children learnt about emotions and ways to understand different feelings. It was a very interactive incursion as children had the opportunity to identify the different types of emotions based on the pictures.
We also had lots of fun dancing to some of our favourite Christmas songs such as ‘Red Red coat’, ‘Jingle bells’ and some nursery rhymes such as ‘Five cheeky monkeys’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle’, and ‘Incy Wincy.’ The children develop and learn through movement. Dance is an excellent way to encourage gross motor skill development and emotional expression. In fact, babies and toddlers have a natural sense of rhythm and love to dance. Dance also promotes social interaction and cooperation with others.
It is almost Christmas and the children have been participating in various Christmas crafts. Today they have made a lovely Christmas tree. It was a group project where the children enjoyed sticking green paper on their Christmas tree. The educator talked about Christmas with the children before the experience. While gluing and sticking, the children developed their fine motor and gross motor skills.
During free play, the children participated in building blocks, sand play, playdough and puzzles. They enjoyed their day!
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