Looking after themselves.
Looking after each other.
Caring for the chickens.
Taking care of their preschool.
Feeding the worms.
Watering the plants.
Putting their rubbish in the bin.
Packing away the blocks.
When we find ways to support children in caring for themselves, their surroundings and the people in it they learn to participate fully and actively in society and develop that all important sense of belonging to a community.
It's the simple things. The tasks and interactions that occur on a daily basis and are immediately significant and meaningful to the children's time at preschool.
It's cleaning the easel.
It's arranging flowers in a vase.
And doing the washing up after we make play dough.
It's helping a friend solve a tricky problem.
Or spending time in the local natural environment.
It's folding the washing.
Or washing the vegetables picked from the garden.
In preschool - as in life - it is the little things that are the big things.
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