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Good afternoon from the Toddler One room,

The children absolutely enjoyed playing indoors this morning and even moreso when they all got a chance to let some energy out playing and exploring outdoors. We took the children on a bear hunt, extending from the story book and song, this is great for the children’s imagination and really important for us educators to be leading by example by our actions in story play time.   So much fun and laughter was had, and it was an activity the children mentioned a few times in the day afterwards, which encourages interest in song, movement and play all in one. Plenty more creative adventures we are yet to go on together.

The children enjoyed a range of activities from sitting together as a group reading to building forts together, to taking turns on the swing outdoors, we did lots of dancing and singing.  Fine motor and gross motor skills are both being utilised and we are seeing the importance of sharing kind words with eachother, if one friend falls down, we are encouraging the children to learn to help one another.

Learning Outcome 2:

Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary to active community participation, children respond to diversity with respect, children become aware of fairness, children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.

Learning activities could include:

Conversations, relationships, group time, friendships, role play, self discovery, self control, making choices.

Links to Theorists:

This learning experience can be linked to Bowlby’s theories. He believes that when familiar care givers respond warmly and consistently to young children they form strong self-identities and emotional bonds.  This is important for healthy emotional and social development.

We have had such a lovely day with your beautiful, explorative children, thank you for letting us be part of their lives, Miss Dominique and Miss Lilly