Elements Part 3: Introducing Water into Early Years & Child Care Settings

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Elements Part 3: Introducing Water into Early Years & Child Care Settings

Elements Series: Part 3 - Water

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Research has highlighted the importance of children having contact with the natural environment. Find out what this means in practice and how you can incorporate it into everyday activities. This four-part series will look at how educators can incorporate the four 'non-living' elements: Air, Water, Fire, and Earth into an early learning and child care setting and how this aligns with Ontario's Early Learning Frameworks: Early Learning for Every Child Today and How Does Learning Happen? Within each session, participants will have an opportunity to explore the concept of "messing about" and will gain strategies related to reflective practice using A Thinking Lens° for Reflection and Inquiry.

There's more to water play than floating and sinking! Find out why one of the best resources in an early learning and child care setting is a tap. During this workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss and explore new and innovative ways in which to utilize water to spark inquiry. This is a hands-on session during which educators will have the opportunity to participate in practical activities that will foster curiosity, experimentation, and imagination in children. Come and see how to incorporate flowing water into activities and how everyday household items can create waterfalls, water flows, watercourses, and much more.