Embedding sustainable practices is an important aspect of Gabby’s family Day Care.
During our home visit we were privileged to spend time with Gabby and the children in her care.
Gabby pointed out that it was recycle week so the children had been exploringresources that were homemade and utilised otherwise wasted materials.
The bottle tops had a selection of symbols on them which the children used to sort, match, create patterns and to count with. One child was excited to share this new experience with Peggy.
On another table were a row of intriguing boxes. The children helped me to investigate. By shaking we soon found not only did they make different sounds but the children also discovered they were of different weights. After investigating for some time we noticed the boxes could be grouped in pairs of the same weight.
With all the shaking of the boxes creating music throughout the room, Gabby suggested a sing along and produced a guitar which she knew I could play. Soon the children were singing and dancing, laughing and having a wonderful time; even learning new songs.
What a wonderful opportunity it is when coordinators, educators and children to come together to share experiences and to learn from each other.