Today we had a visitor come in to meet the children, Mel’s little puppy Harvie. Harvie is an 11 week old German Short-haired Pointer and was very excited to have so much attention from all the children. To introduce him the children they were asked to sit on the mat in a circle and as I brought him around the circle to hold out their fist to greet him and show him they were friendly. Most of the children did this and seemed very proud in themselves when they then got to have a pat.
Harvie was very well behaved for the children which made the morning very easy, we made him a little pen area for him to go in along with having a run around with the children around the room. When it was time for him to go back home the children were sad to say goodbye, they gave him one last pat and waved goodbye. Maybe in time we will have a visit again so the children can see how much he changed and grown over time.
Outcome Group 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
👍1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported
👍1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect
Outcome Group 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
👍2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active civic participation
👍2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Outcome Group 4: Children are confident and involved learners
👍4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
👍4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another