When we had a slight break from the rain and the sun popped out for ooh, 5 minutes earlier this week(!), we went on a lovely sensory walk. On our walk we talked about what we could see (ponies, berries, daisies), what we could feel (wind on our faces), what we could smell (fresh air) and what we could hear (cars, wind, leaves crunching on the ground).
I’m always surprised how these simple activities ignite the children’s interest.
Without any prompting and within a few paces my mindee was naming all that he could see, feel, smell and hear. His imagination and language flowed as he told me I should be the discoverer and he should be the explorer…
It was lovely to get out and soak up our surroundings!
Areas of Learning covered: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.