Friday 25th of November, 2016
Every week at The Garden House offers a range of opportunities to play and learn. This week, we toured the garden, worked on our upcoming cookbook and made lots of art indoors and outdoors. As the founder of Reggio Emilia’s educational philosophy Loris Malaguzzi said, “The wider the range of opportunities we offer our children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.” Playing with food, sand, paint, water and toys, we had the chance to explore different forms, materials, sounds and colours. Here’s a quick recap of what we did.
Ms Nurul took us on a garden tour. She showed us herbs like sage and thyme as well as some spicy chillies. We learnt to be gentle with the plants and not to pluck fruit and vegetables before they are ripe.
We had yummy snacks including lots of fruit, applesauce, smoothies and muffins. We always ask for seconds of bananas.
We drew with colour pencils, painted with poster colours and made lots of art. We all produced unique pieces, each showcasing our individual creativity.
We had plenty of fun outdoors with sand and water too. There’s nothing better than exploring our natural environment, with the teachers to guide us along.