Science in the sand!
Another powerful example of children taking their learning deeper through their independent play. The guys started to dig a trench in the sand. This led them to make a river by collecting water from the tray. They then explored how the water moved and travelled down the trench. Then somebody said, ‘what would happen if we dug the trench deeper?!’
Language, conversation, scientific vocabulary and principles, problem solving, cause and effect, building on prior learning, collaboration, perseverance ...the list goes on of skills we witnessed today in this child-initiated experience.