Exploration Sparks Creativity
Little gumboots have been leaving footprints across the Haileybury grounds as the ELC students enjoying exploring their school and learning about the world around them.
Spending time outdoors and allowing children the ability to explore their natural environment is so important in early childhood.
It provides the opportunity for children to problem solve, develop creativity and imagination, and develop social/interactive play situations.
Exploring and being surrounded by nature allows children to experience how their physical environment changes from one day to the next and provides opportunities to stimulate all the senses through hands-on experiences.
The children in Reception and Pre-Prep delight in exploring different areas of the school and enjoy having the opportunity to connect with their peers and educators.
It has been wonderful to see students continue to build these important relationships on campus.
The Early Learning Centre recently celebrated World Environment Day, which is a day highlighted by the United Nations for encouraging awareness of and action to protect the environment.
This year’s theme is ‘Time for Nature’. The children explored the meaning of this day with nature walks and exploration of their outdoor environments.
They discussed the ways in which they could be activists in caring for their environment.
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Teach me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll learn.” —Benjamin Franklin.