After 'wake up, shake up' today the children returned to pre-school and re-enacted their own circle time!! Each taking a turn to be the 'teacher' sitting on the chair, singing 'what a star', asking what fantastic thing each of their friends has been doing, and 'pretending' to give out stickers (although I'm sure a few disappeared........).
Are you interested in what 'learning' takes place during this type of play? well, if so, read on....
These are some of the areas of learning which we link in as we observe the children in similar situations....
Seeks out others to share experiences
Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing
Welcomes & values praise for what they have done.
Shows interest in play with sounds, songs& rhymes.
Has some favourite stories, rhymes, songs, poems or jingles.
Joins in with repeated refrains & anticipates key events & phrases in rhymes & stories.
Joins in singing favourite songs.
Notices what adults do, imitating what is observed & then doing it spontaneously when adult is not there
Plays co-operatively as part of a group to develop & act out a narrative
It's lovely to watch - not only for the learning aspect - but because the children so clearly enjoy being part of this routine and experience!! Have you given us a 'Celebration Star' yet? If you're not sure what to write then please just ask....
Watch this space for videos next week! see us in action 'What a star!'