News & Events
27 October 2021
Hundred Languages of Colours
Delving deeper into some of our preschool children’s interest in colours and rainbows, a journey commenced exploring the Hundred Languages of Colours. Colour is a universal language beyond words, yet enables us to communicate on a deeper level. Colour has the ability to evoke thoughts and questions as well as awaken memories, stimulate senses and represent abstract ideas. The exploration began by looking at the hundred languages of ‘red’. “That is light red and that flower is dark red” exclaimed a child, “White added to red makes pink”, “When you mix colours, you’ll be happy” exclaimed another.
19 October 2021
Constructing knowledge through deconstruction – How do these machines we use everyday work? The children expressed interest in investigating a laptop’s inner workings. Over the week, they began to dismantle one old laptop and discuss the different electronic materials within. “If we find the photo keeper, we can find the photos it took”, a child exclaimed. “I found the computer chip”, shared another. Using the tools, the children were provided with an opportunity to utilise their developing manipulative movements and bilateral coordination.
06 October 2021
When children are invited to step into a relationship with an object, they begin to see, think and wonder. Their senses are captivated and their minds and hearts are engaged. Observational drawing allows children to slow down and develop skills for looking closely and communicating what they see and think. Our Atelierista invited the children to explore leaf observational drawing. They began to capture the shapes, lines, dots and holes in the leaves that were displayed. “My leaf has many lines” exclaimed a child, “My leaf has holes, this could be the eyes” exclaimed another child.
01 March 2021
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