The lovingly prepared spaces were filled with a mood of warmth and happiness as the children enthusiastically helped to fluff and puff the wool for their rest time pillows, and mums and dads leant their hands to some embroidery. Songs were shared and a lovely puppet story told. It was wonderful to see the children recreating their own puppet show stories during their free play time, proof of the power of imitation!
In Kindergarten, the children are active 'doers' and over the coming weeks and months they will have the opportunity to participate in meaningful will-strengthening tasks such as cleaning, cooking, gardening, and woodwork.
The many artistic experiences offered, including painting, drawing, craft work, beeswax modelling, circle games, music, songs and stories, will all help to nurture and enhance the children’s own innate imagination. Creative free play both inside the Kindy rooms and outside in the playground will provide plenty of opportunities for developing social skills and individual expression.
All of these activities form strong daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms helping the children to feel secure and participate with joy and a growing sense of confidence in themselves and the world around them.
We warmly welcome all our Kindergarten families and are very much looking forward to sharing a wonder-filled year with you all!
Early Childhood Coordinator