You lose sight of what you want the children to achieve in the long run if you are simply chasing interests.
There is so much pressure now on early learning professionals to go with interests and plan based on the children’s needs.
This is the right thing to do….
Do you remember a simpler day when you could plan from developmental needs and from the learning domains?
I believe we need to do both….
Somewhere along the line we have lost this.
It becomes hard to plan for interests off of a whim.
My approach in The Preschool Academy is by all means go for interests – and this is my aim.
When you join The Preschool Academy we start with The Animal Project….
10 interests – Farm, Zoo, Pets, Sea, Safari, Rainforest, Minibeasts, Birds, Australian Animals, Endangered Animals
BUT – we will have literacy, numeracy, gross motor, fine motor, nature, music all part of the experience.