Rain, Rain – May 26th, 2017
“Rain, rain go away,” this was our favorite song to sing this week starting on Wednesday, funny enough, we actually enjoyed the rain and had lots of fun learning about the storm! The children were very interested in the rain and seeing how strong the wind was blowing. In the afternoon, we turned out the lights, put chairs in front of the windows and listened to the downpour of rain. Then one of the children went to the outside door and said “Open?” So we decided to open up the outside door and feel the rain, we all crowded around the entrance together and watched as the rain made large puddles in our play yard and noticed how the wind was blowing on our door. One of the children commented on the rain and said “Cold! Brrr” We talked about how the wind was so strong it was blowing all our trees sideways and how it was hard to keep the door open because the wind was pushing against it. The children asked if we could go play outside but we told them that it might blow us away! It’s such an amazing thing to be able to experience the world through a child’s perspective, they were filled with so much wonder and excitement while watching this storm.
“When you value children’s seeking dispositions, you provide the experiences that engage children’s wondering, questioning, and theory-building potential…. when you provide a range of open-ended materials and social play spaces inside and outside for children to actively engage in seeking, wondering, questioning, and exploring, you nurture children’s natural inquisitiveness and curiosity.” (PPP. Pg.123)
Have a wonderful weekend,