The infant-B students started out their beautiful October week with baby washing! Water play is calming, soothing, and an important sensory exploration. Giving children the opportunity to replicate real life scenarios allows them to test out their theories about how things work, and let them figure out what doesn't work in a safe and non-judgemental space. 

In connection with our school-wide intent “Self and Identity: Focusing on the Child”, we thought it would be a rich sensory activity if the children washed the babies! What new discoveries would be made? Would the children still be focused on the facial features of the babies, or would their attentions be on something else?

The students splashed their hands in the warm water while also exploring the doll's face with their wet fingers. They were especially excited as warm water came splashing down from above as the teacher poured, and eagerly tried to catch it in their hands! 

 As Leo explored the animals in a quiet corner, he became very curious about the lion's mouth :)  "Where is Leo's mouth?" "What's different about the lions mouth?"

As Leo explored the animals in a quiet corner, he became very curious about the lion's mouth :)

"Where is Leo's mouth?" "What's different about the lions mouth?"

Story Time:

Lately, the students have really enjoyed reading the book "Dear Zoo". During story time, Rohan and his friend Leo became really excited about two of the animals.

Rohan had a huge smile, as he uncovered the snake. Leo was excited to see the lion. Leo even tried to roar, after hearing his teacher make the sound.

Beautiful job guys! Thank you for showing us where your interests are, and helping us plan what we should focus on. 

Good morning, Grace! Grace loves to see her friends in the morning :)

Exploring Tissue Paper:

With big smiles and an impressive amount of concentration, the students pulled and ripped the captivating new material.  

Tearing paper into small pieces was very stimulating for our young learners. However, this activity was also a successful attempt to encourage important finger and co-ordination skills.