Adventures in Learning
I believe Summer is a time when a kid should be a kid. When I was a little girl in the late 60's I would play outside with my friends until I was hungry or thirsty. Satisfy my needs and go right back to the play, until dinner time.
Every day during our circle time we name all the planets and give facts about them as I point to them on the wall. Some days we watch the Planet Rap song, by the Story Bots on U-tube, which the children love!
So this month we are taking it a step further and doing a unit on Space. Not only are we learning about each planet, we will learn about the moon, sun, stars, gravity, astronauts, of course rocket ships and so much more. While having so much fun making volcanos and making red dust storms. It can get messy but it's in this mess that discovery happens. the children are learning science, math, and reasoning, along with creative development. The children naturally wonder about their world. We will have a blast exploring the world around them.
This time of year is magical through the eyes of children. It brings me such joy to just watch the wonder in the children's eyes!