I love it when the children start an activity and follow their own interests. On Friday this happened! A few children decided to put the skittles out so they could knock them down with a ball. The ball wasn’t very good so I fetched another one. We arranged them together and they had a go at knocking them down. We realised that it was better if we were closer to the skittles but it wasn’t fair so a cross was drawn on the floor to stand on. The children worked cooperatively to take turns and then fetch the ball and build the skittles back up. The F2 children came out and the F1s showed them what to do and there was lots of effective communication and language used and the other prime areas of learning were also evident as they took turns, were confident to talk to others, managed their feelings when they didn’t succeed in knocking the skittles down and celebrated their friends’ successes when they did. There were also lots of physical development involved and the characteristics of learning were there too as the children played and explored, were involved in active learning and were creating and thinking critically by having their own ideas and choosing different ways to do things.
What a fabulous activity!