Evidence of the children’s learning through photographs, dialogue, paintings, drawings, sculptures and general learning through play and exploration can be seen throughout the nursery- adorning the walls, doors and streaming on slideshows.
Each day is a new opportunity for discovery – for everyone! As facilitators to the children’s lines of inquiry- providing them with the tools and resources to assist them, we also share this magical journey, unaware of what will happen, or where the children will lead us with their next exciting, learning desire! That’s why it’s so important to create inspiring and engaging learning spaces where children can immerse themselves into imaginary worlds, express themselves through the hundred languages of a child- feel at one with each space they enter..Own it and gain the confidence to guide us into wonderful, child-led projects.
Small world play is when children use miniature items such as cars, little figures, found ‘treasured’ objects and resources that replicate real things (such as the little cottage you see in the image) to act out scenes or ideas from real life situations, stories, or books. Small world scenarios often include sensory elements that create further opportunities for language stimulation and development.
Little ‘provos’ are set up to entice the child to the activity. Mostly, the provocations are too interesting to resist and without doubt, each child in the class would have visited the ‘seed of thought’ and tested it out!…