Children at this class enjoy outdoor play time almost every day. They choose their own activities and materials, with some support and modelling from the teacher.
During outdoor play time, one child (“B”) was watching other children use brushes to spread mud on a table outside. He found a chair at another outdoor table, sat down, and began to spread mud around with his hands. A peer joined him at the table and moved her chair closer to him as he worked. She began to spread the mud as well.
He looked over to what she was doing and said, “You mud?” She nodded her head and then they began to move mud around the table together and although were not joining their mud play, they were observing each other and playing well beside each other.
I can be aware of others and my surroundings
I like to be with my family and friends; I can help and be kind. I can tell when someone is sad or angry and try to make them feel better. I am aware that other people can be different from me.
In familiar situations, I can participate with others.