Everyone has a story. Big people have stories and little people have stories. Children love to listen to stories and they love to tell stories. When they are playing they are acting out some kind of story. When they are working, they are living out part of their story. So much learning happens when children are telling stories of their own. They are interacting with characters and assimilating prior knowledge with new knowledge. They are collaborating with peers as they engage in an activity together, learning from each other and, most likely, gaining a new perspective.
These are a few "stories" that happened around the room this week.
Reflection: Learning is happening all the time in the lives of these little girls. They are learning when they play. They learn when they listen and watch. They learn best when both their minds and bodies are engaged. When their senses are fully engaged, children respond and learn in meaningful ways, in ways that last. I am reminded of this when I listen to them play, when I listen to them engage with each other, and when I listen to what they have to say about the world around them. They are learning. I am learning. We are life-time learners.