For our afternoon children it was the last session of the term today. To celebrate ‘happy holidays’ we had a small picnic on the grass mound at Kindergarten – and enjoyed some lovely refreshing ice-blocks. These were a real treat and everybody was eager to join in.
Gathering together for some shared kai not only builds social competence but is also great for promoting conversation and language development. Today there was a great deal of discussion to had be on who had eaten their ice-block the quickest, what the flavour was (lemonade for anyone wondering!) and what to do with the lolly sticks when we had finished.
For group time, the cupcake song was requested once again. This has quickly become one of the children’s favourite songs to sing since we were gifted some gorgeous new knitted cupcakes made by Aimee’s grandmother. They are so beautifully made they look good enough to eat.
Aimee is so proud to play and sing the cupcake song at group time. Links between home, Whanau and Kindergarten help in establishing a sense of belonging for all.