Some of the most popular activities so far in pre-school have been the easiest ones to prepare. On this occasion I filled a plastic tub with shaving cream. We’ve also done colored rice and a jungle tub with popping corn, soup mix and wild animals. Children find it very soothing and grounding to plunge their hands into something with different textures, sounds, sights and smells. I’ve observed already that if someone is having a “fragile” day they will gravitate towards the sensory materials. It stimulates language and vocabulary too because there are some nay words needed to describe so many new feelings.
We took the plunge and bought a lap top a few weeks ago – mainly for work purposes but there are many many other advantages that have become evident and I’m really only just beginning to see the possibilities. The best thing of all is that all my work stuff is in one place and well organised (which when you have to do 38 portfolios is very good) but having the extra computer is good at homework time and I have the option of doing nice things like sitting out on the deck to work on my learning stories or taking Lizzie Laptop to the Yarn Shop to use their free wi-fi. I’m thinking about taking myself to various quiet places to do TAFE work and even blogging.
Then my dear friend M won;t have to keep looking at photos of my loo!
There are lots of things working for me at the moment but they are keeping me very busy. However I am going to catch up.