This was a very short week with only one session due to the public holiday. Fortunately, we had a full group on Thursday and were able to do a lot to make up for missing the other session.
The children have been demonstrating an interest in letters. Though all at varying levels of comprehension, children of three years do not have to know their letters. If it is something which the child is interested in, then we will examine it further during kinder. However, anything more in-depth is encouraged at home. We do put out magnetic letters for the children to play with on small white boards. If the children could identify the letters they did. The children who did not know the letters were still interested in sitting and listening to the others. Generally, incidental learning works well for alphabet and sound comprehension. The English language is all around us and pointing out letters, sounds and words in everyday life will be beneficial.
Sensory play is essential for young children as it can be calming as well as fun to engage in. This week we made our won slime. The slime was a combination of cornflour and water, with a bit of food dye. The children marvelled at how the mix was sometimes hard to move and sometimes flowed like liquid. It’s pretty incredible!
Jess, Karen and Fiona