Sunday, September 29, 2013
Autumn has Arrived at StrongStart
Our dramatic play area is set to explore autumn leaves,
with a picnic on the side.
It didn’t take long for the leaves to be placed on the tree
and shook off. We pretended to be the wind and blow
the leaves off the tree.
Watching the little ones reaction to the leaves falling is
wonderful. Are they amazed because we are spreading
the leaves all over the floor? Or are they mesmerized
by the colours floating?
They learn to spill the leaves themselves and use the rakes to
move them around.
Then one child noticed a basket of squirrels and chipmunks
on the shelf and brought them out to play.
She showed me how the animals move up the tree.
I started to see the chipmunks move around.
in the leaves,
at the picnic table
so we found some acorns for them.
What other animals do we see in trees?