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planning in preschool (2yrs 6m-3yrs) help please

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by MerlinDog, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. we do lots of observations on our children -quick post its and longer- we have been told to plan to their interests the problem we have is they dont have any =) they come for 3hr session every other day (some come all day every day others only twice a week ) what they do one session does not interest them when they next come !!! we spend lots of time extending an activity only for it to be ignored in favour of something else , any ideas , help or advice from other preschools would really help please =)
     
  2. we do lots of observations on our children -quick post its and longer- we have been told to plan to their interests the problem we have is they dont have any =) they come for 3hr session every other day (some come all day every day others only twice a week ) what they do one session does not interest them when they next come !!! we spend lots of time extending an activity only for it to be ignored in favour of something else , any ideas , help or advice from other preschools would really help please =)
     
  3. That's the 2-3 year old child for you! We have exactly the same problem as we are a pre-school too. The boys want the cars all the time and the girls want to dress up. We are planning one day in advance now and are just prepared to change everything at moments notice if they do show some preference. This is difficult in a pack a way pre-school as the staff find it much easier to set up if they have a clear idea of what to get out. Still, we are never bored!
     
  4. Haha! Planning to the interests of a 2 to 3 year old! These children are just starting to know the world. Their 'interests' are the things in daily life we so much take for granted that we don't notice them. Surely all you have to do is have lots of variety of resources so they can explore sensory experiences, movement, the great outdoors, transporting things, domestic role play. Then if they show huge preferences for one style of play help them develop it by engaging with them during play. They might love Peppa Pig or some other character they are constantly exposed to, so theme some of the resources accordingly (if you can stand the commercialism of it).
     
  5. In addition, planning for their interests would mean singing the songs you know they like and telling the stories they listen to. Knowing what they like can help you also know what they are likely to respond to - so plan to try out some new songs and stories accordingly.
     

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