In the Bilbies room, we are extending on strengthening the children’s self help skills and independence as they enter the pre-kinder phase. The Bilbies room has a flexible routine, allowing the children to transition smoothly throughout the day but also to be able to stay and extend an activity that the children are interested in. Educators will provide opportunities for structured and un-structured play incorporating intentional teaching and child initiated learning experiences. The Bilbies will start working on projects collaboratively, where the Educators will encourage children to share ideas and refine their communication skills, an example of this would be learning together about the lifecycle of a butterfly.
They will come together to learn as a group and then incorporate the learning through combined research, play and craft activities with quality resources and toys. These projects are generally child led from children’s specific interests and the Educators will guide them through the learning experience. Educators will encourage and support children to use their language to convey messages, share ideas and continue develop the correct pronunciation of words. Communicating with families is really important, especially when there are new and exciting things happening every day. We encourage families to chat with the Educators, look at the daily posts on Storypark and let us know what your child’s interests are so we can incorporate them in the curriculum.