This week we’ve added some new
toys into our environment. Today Avery found a new purpose for these toys. As
she found one of our connecting blocks she picked it up and began rubbing it
through her hair. These blocks have little ‘spikes’ similar to a brush. It was
so interesting to watch as she made this connection and replayed a familiar
idea. It’s amazing the memory recall children
have at such a young age. Later she found another item that had a handle
similar to a brush. These small details that we may never even see or think of
but spark an idea inside these children’s minds. Amazing.
These moments make us appreciate the Reggio philosophy so much as the children take open ended materials to create their own ideas. Each child uses materials in a unique way and we love to foster each individual child’s interest so moments like these are so important to us as we see how each child can create so differently with the exact same toy or material.
Jessica Chikoski RECE
Nicole Heath RECE
Debra Tapsay RECE
Emily Skinner HBA Bed