Date joined the Pre-School Community: 2008
Specialities: I love to draw pictures for the children to colour or paint. I have drawn numerous pictures for the display walls to go alongside the children's amazing pictures. I drew the aliens for the children out of the book 'Aliens in Underpants' but I found it hard to keep up with demand as the children loved them so much.
Likes to play: Playing is an amazing tool to interact with the children on all levels. Any type of play can be adapted for all the children to be included and have fun. My favourite play is when we play with natural resources outside. To experience children's imagination when for example a stick becomes a drum stick, a cooking utensil, a walking stick or an aeroplane is just fascinating and a real privilege to be part of this experience.
I believe children play best when...: They are happy and secure in their environment. The children are given endless possibilities to play, during structured and non-structured opportunities throughout the session. We very much encourage each and every child to communicate verbally or non-verbally during play, and their thoughts and suggestions are a valuable asset to enhance their play further. By listening and responding to the child's individual interests it allows them to take ownership in their play and learning experiences. Any communication during play is valued and responded to appropriately.
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