Here are some of the benefits:
- Children feel valued when they have opportunities to share information about themselves and their families.
- Children’s social skills develop when they interact to find out interesting information about each other.
- Children become more aware of their similarities and differences. This helps to develop feelings of acceptance and appreciation for the diversity represented in the class.
- Children’s language skills develop as they talk to each other, asking questions and clarifying information.
- Children learn to be organised and methodical in the collection, recording, interpretation, and reporting of data.
- Children are fully engaged in the learning when they are asking questions they have raised and to which they are interested in finding the answers.
- Because learning occurs in meaningful contexts and is integrated across subject areas, children can transfer learning to other situations.
- Children enjoy learning about their classmates and the classroom community is strengthened.
This week I have uploaded three new resources to support early childhood teachers’ use of Yes or No class surveys, and a quick and easy recipe for entertaining at home or to contribute to a “bring a plate” function.
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