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Good afternoon from Toddlers One,

As it was raining today, we had lots of indoor activities for the children to adventure with, we played “Following the leader” on our indoor obstacle course, the children’s favourite part was when they did a rolly polly on the exercise mat.  Giggling as they rolled their little bodies. They were learning – how to know when it was safe for their turn, rather than bumping into each other, it flowed really well once they learnt when it was their time to go.

The children practiced their fine motor skills as they made little spiders from the arts and craft with Miss Gaby, they took their time to push and pull and change it to suit.

We did get a chance to go for a run outside together and the children had so much fun building sand castles as a group, climbing the fort, chasing the balls and again we played following the leader trying new movements like skipping, hopping and stamping our feet.

Early Learning Framework

Outcome 4; Children are confident and involved learners

Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, places, technologies, and natural and processed materials

This learning experience can be linked to Gesell’s theories.  He believes that brain development, gross motor and fine motor capabilities occur most automatically, without learning or instruction

This learning experience can be linked to Gardner’s theories. He saw the arts and creativity as playing major roles in children’s learning.  Children are able to explore many cognitive concepts through their play and creative explorations.

Kind regards,

Miss Steph and Miss Gabi