A Planned Environment: Professional Questions

  • Children are beginning to use the word “challenge” in their explorations can we continue to explicitly set “challenges” for the children in free play to engage and encourage them?
  • Some children have spontaneously added colour and detail to their drawings of the amaryllis as they observe it flowering, can we share their work to encourage others to revisit their drawings and notice change?
  • Can we introduce a simple turn taking game that provides opportunities to count?
  • Can we provide materials for children to add to the tough spot containing dry sand so they may create habitats for the small world animals?
  • What ideas for running games and collaborative play will children suggest if we direct them to more purposeful running experiences and collaborative play, using the question “what else could you play together?”