We have some older children in our Tuesday group who are very familiar with our Playgroup routine, allowing others, who have started more recently, to imitate the more experienced children. Lily, Raffaella and Isiah are taking great care in their work or is it playing and being purposefully active…
We have been planting beans and pumpkins. Bodhi is absorbed in ‘tucking his little seed into its warm bed’ and Jasmine is watering her plant ever so carefully.
Rosewood Cottage has a veranda with a railing and this has been a great test for many children to practice their gross and fine motor skills; social/emotional skills such as taking turns; balancing; hand-eye coordination and being aware of each other. Despina, Pandora, Sonny and Sahara proudly show us their skills.
Hunter and Liberty both have baby siblings and in their self-directed play we can observe how they imitate - looking after the dolls and doing some busy work.
At the end of the Playgroup day, after so much busy work and learning, it is time to sit down and rest and books and stories are wonderful opportunity for a more inward and quiet experience.