- June 8, 2018
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Literacy is the capacity, confidence and disposition to use language in all its forms. Literacy incorporates a range of modes of communication including music, movement, dance, story telling, visual arts, media and drama, as well as talking, listening, viewing, reading and writing. Literacy has been embedded into the construction area at Johnson House Preschool. Children have been creating signs to indicate the need for trucks to “Stop”, give way and also to follow the rules of the worksite. Educators have been working alongside the children, using digital technology as well as books to show the children the signs and give them the opportunity to create replicas. This helps to develop literacy skills in being able to interpret what the signs mean, write out the words and then use them during play.
Children at Johnson House toddlers have been playing a game outside with some hanging balls.The children were very enthusiastic about trying to hit the hanging balls, demonstrating how confident and competent they are in the development of their hand-eye coordination. The children focused intently as they tried to make contact with the ball and were very proud of their accomplishments as they discovered that they made the ball swing back and forth.
Murray house children continued to explore their senses through painting with their fingers. To give a different texture and feel to the paint, educators added a variety of materials to the paint. The children mixed the colours as they crawled around the paper and made lots of swirly marks on the paper. The paint turned gloopy and gooey and turned into a messy play experience. Some children discovered black as they mixed the three primary colours. Educators were fascinated to observe how much the children enjoyed their sensory exploration.
Rigby House Infants have been getting messy, taking part in hands-ons on learning about our nations first toy, the boomerang. The children then decorated cardboard boomerangs with paint.
At the Secret Garden Family Day Care in Avalon, the children have been engaging in seasonal sensory play - having a wonderful time throwing leaves in the air and watching them fall. The children also enjoyed scrunching and crunching the leaves and listening to the crackling sounds they made, using all of their senses to explore their natural environment.
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