Little Shearwater has welcomed many returning and new families for 2022. It has been a joy watching the children take ownership of their very own work space. They have quickly become familiar with the routines and rhythms of the day. They are very involved and engaged in self-initiated free play, which at this age is a large component of the children’s active learning. We are witnessing some wonderful activity and work.
Our Preschool families may have noticed the educators busy in their own work as the children arrive. Young children learn through imitation and need the adults around them to be worthy role models. This is something we take very seriously at Little Shearwater. For it is the thoughts, attitudes, and imagination living in the adult who cares for the children, that lies behind their outer actions. The domestic work, such as gardening, that parents will often see educators engaged in, inspires the children to participate and can help a child settle into their Preschool day, not to mention sparking possibilities for the children’s own work and play.