The children were asked today to use shapes to make a picture. Many of the children could come up with their own idea and plan for making the thing of their choice while others looked at others for inspiration or sought some support from staff with possible ideas to get them started.

Obviously the children have been collaging open ended pictures for pleasure and exploration but our program at Gray Court Preschool also plans specific opportunities to challenge children and support them through a variety of experiences. We hold high expectations for all children and believe they are often underestimated.

Take a look at the wonderful designs our red group children came up with. Lots of thinking , planning and implementing occured to be able to complete this task. After our shape story later in our day the children expressed they had more ideas they wanted to pursue so lets see what happens on Wednesday. Revisiting experiences is an important opportunitiy for young children.

Nadine O’Brien


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