What an amazing opportunity bush kindy is for our children. This was my first experience of bush kindy at the rec grounds and I was absolutely blown away by how engaged the children were and how much the environment had to offer.
Opportunities to use all of our senses – to feel the wind on our faces, the tickle of the grasses, the ooziness of the mud! Opportunities to smell the onion weed, and the waft of cow manure over paddocks, along with the scent of wildflowers
Oh so many opportunities to touch and explore different textures.
There were opportunities for literacy:
(I loved how this pile of rocks was a castle, a volcano, a dragon’s lair and a dinosaur’s cave all at the same time, with children entering and exiting the play as they needed to.) New friendships were developed: Children worked together to solve problems and take turns.. There was the opportunity to feel big (and capable and independent): and also time to wonder at the enormity of the world, and our small place in it: It truly was a remarkable day – one full of awe and wonder and joy. I have a feeling I won’t be the only one sleeping well tonight!
(post written by Nell)