Playing together often creates teachable moments for sharing. By joining the children in play, Ms. Thomas gently defused a potential conflict and guided the children to play and share with one another.
Walk Around the Block
Ushering a large group of the children around the street block isn’t quite so simple. But finding something along the way to notice and talk about makes it a lot easier. This provider makes the best use of transition time to help children see their neighborhood on the way to the playground.
I Did it Myself
Tending to the different skill levels of each child while organizing a whole group in the same activity take a lot of attentiveness of the educator. In this craft activity, the staff carefully scaffolds and encourages a young child to attempt something difficult—and the child knows that she accomplished something worthwhile!
This video is contributed by a provider. A video clip does not have to be professional and polished. Even simple video captured on a grainy cell phone camera can tell us a lot about how we are helping children learn and grow. From making a list and going shopping, a lot is happening in these brief clips.