EVER WALKED INTO YOUR DAY WITH CHILDREN WITHOUT A PLAN?
These are the days that don’t tend to run so well.
Not having a plan for the daily really leaves you floundering in the BIG picture – longterm goals…
Maybe you have heard people say – oh “let them follow their interests”….
Somehow though you feel like you would just like a little more direction than that.
I know I certainly have at least wanted a SIMPLE plan
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.
This is why when I start a PROJECT each week addresses all the domains.
So often we just consume resources so quickly.
We print them off, children use them once and we are onto the next thing.
But we need to expose children over and over to simple concepts from a young age to make the most difference….
With The Preschool Academy you make your resources to use over each PHASE of CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Baby Years – Toddler Years – Preschooler Years.
FOCUS rather than just consuming.
Walk into your day with a simple plan and see where the kids take you from there.
Time to slow down, stay focused and be confident with where you are going!
Till next time – some of my thoughts