Rainy day learning 💦💦☂️
We are feeling really grateful for the recent rain, so much learning has taken place with the abundance of available water. Accessing the outdoors in all weathers provides the children with a diverse learning environment, engaging all the senses that help to stimulate the brain and strengthen neural pathways.
It provides opportunities for awe and wonderment, watching the rain land in the puddles and noticing the circular ripples, listening to the sound of the rain on the tarp, tracking its movement and following it with their fingers, feeling the rain on their faces and catching rain drops in their hands, making marks in the sloppy mud, learning about weight using the language ‘heavy’ when moving water around of the garden, watching how water flows and working out different ways to move it. The possibilities are endless.