In this age group we use the “Three R’s” (Reverence, Rhythm and Repetition) to give the children a sense of security and confidence to and participate in the activities around them.
The day includes plenty of time for imaginative play with simple, open-ended toys made from natural materials. The teacher provides examples of real work for imitation, such as preparing food for snacks or doing handwork such as finger-knitting and sewing.
The children will sing songs and engage in finger play and movement games. Fairy tales will be told, then retold using puppets, and finally the children retell the story as a group by imaginatively acting it out. The children also do watercolor painting and work with beeswax modeling clay and crayons. The class usually finishes the day playing outdoors.