Last week we took the freckled frog jumping to a whole new level...we added all the frogs we could find to the pool!
The extended play that grew from this simple act was wonderful self-directed, social and imaginative.
The play involved problem solving, sharing, negotiating and compromising. All are very important lessons that help children learn about themselves and their world.
Before we knew it, the frog play was then transferred to the painting and print making table.
The frogs were now swimming in pools of paint...
and part of the printing process!
It was very rewarding and exciting to see the favourite little song develop...
into such a powerful open-ended exploration of the children's play.
This is learning through play at its best; self-directed, full of literacy experiences and lots of fun!