Ms Mashaya's Classroom 2
August has been very hot and humid but that hasn’t stopped us from having some fun outside! We have enjoyed getting our bodies moving and exploring the outdoors. In addition, being outdoors has given us the opportunity to interact, collaborate, and negotiate with children from other classrooms.
In September we will be focusing on creative skills. Creative expression is an essential element of building knowledge. Infants, toddlers, and twos begin to explore and interact with materials, providing opportunities to develop and express individual ideas, feelings and interests. Creative art activities promote the development of self-esteem, individuality, and imagination. They can also reflect on the child’s culture and family experiences. While experimenting with sounds, movement, dramatic play, and their senses, children communicate in ways uniquely their own and reveal their own learning style. Each mark on a paper, pretend scenario, or invented song provides us with a glimpse into a child’s interest and abilities. We will provide appropriate materials that encourage movement, dramatic play, sensory awareness, self-expression, and exploration. The more curious a child is, the more they will learn!