Recognising Our Name Activity in the Jitterbugs Room

Recognising Our Name Activity in the Jitterbugs Room

The Jitterbugs children were very keen to learn the spelling of their name. Upon their interest, the educators planned a pasting activity where they were given the opportunity to learn the letters of their name. Educators wrote each child’s name, with text on the paper, and then the children used a glue stick to paste confetti on top of each letter. The children chose their favourite colour confetti and spent a long time separating the confetti and pasting it onto each letter. During this pasting activity, the educators were encouraging the children to repeat the letters of their name. The Jitterbug children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this activity.

This activity was introduced, to the children, to follow on from learning the letters of the alphabet. This activity also assisted the children in developing their cognitive and fine motor skills.

Learning outcomes:

Children feel safe, secure and supported.

Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.

Children develop a range of skills & processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing, researching and investigating.

Children resource their learning through connecting with people, place, technologies, natural and processed materials.

Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes