8 May 2013
Today I am going back to the kindergarten for my second visit. I visited on the 17th of April for the first time to see what the kindergarten was all about, how they worked, and the way children were taught.
I found the kindergarten was a very fun and easy going environment - although there were rules to what the children were and were not allowed to do. The children were allowed to stay inside and play as well as activities, such as: jigsaw puzzles, memory games, reading books, creating work made out of cardboard boxes and glued on accessories. Outside, the children were free to play on the playground, play in the sandpit and dig holes with plastic shovels and cups.
When it came to learning time, the children were very keen to listen and keep concentrated. Sat on the map, one of the kindergarten teachers read them a book. The children also each had the chance to stand up with a number and sing one-ten in Maori.
I think the kindergarten was a great environment for children to be in educationally because they were able to enjoy themselves while learning not only numbers and words, but also how to treat other children around them.