We have been learning about Australian Animals in Pre Primary. The children have engaged in research and have been learning how to read for information and write facts.
As part of our learning programme we used a set of Australian Animal puppets as provocation. Provocations are a “deliberate and thoughtful decisions made by the teacher to extend the ideas of the children. Teachers provide materials, media, and general direction as needed, but the children take the ideas where they want”.
A wonderful learning journey unfolded!
As the children became interested in the puppets, we added a puppet theatre to their play. The Puppet Theatre extended their learning.
Would you like to buy a ticket? Other children were drawn into the play, setting up seating and making tickets for the show at the writing centre.
Children created cameras from Mobilo and engaged independently in the play and the learning (Check out the pose on the camera man!)
It was a wonderful learning experience for us all.