Young minds discovering for themselves
As children develop and grow they not only discover things on their own but they start to ask questions about what they are discovering and why – starting to want to know more about the world around them and why things are the way they are – Programs of Discovery. Every child will form their own Program of Discovery, wanting to know what is relevant to them.
Noticing a shadow and watching how it moves when we move was a wonder for one of our pre-schoolers, he was fascinated by how it moved as he did and when his teacher did too. How he could jump and tag her shadow but not his own – why? His answer “Because it jumps when I do” understanding that it was connected to him and not an independent thing and that each of us has different shaped and sized shadows.