At Learn and Laugh Wyoming we enjoy going on excursions to our local community. Excursions form a vital part of a child’s early education. They expose a child to a range of different experiences and enable them to gain a sense of the world in which they find themselves. Excursions encourage a child to embrace the unfamiliar and often every sense is employed in observing and understanding what they’re experiencing.
The local library
As a part of World Simultaneous Day, we took the opportunity to visit out local library to participate in a reading by the librarian. We used different methods of transportation to reach the library and explored the different books that were available to read. This gave us a chance to become library members and now we can continue visiting the library at different times of the year and borrow books regularly to introduce at our story times at the centre.
The traffic lights
When road safety became a topic at the centre, it gave us a chance to explore and understand road safety rules by looking at the traffic lights in our surroundings. We were able to walk down to the nearest traffic light and watch how the lights change for the cars and also for the pedestrians. The children had a chance to practice road safety rules along with their educators and remember to always look both ways before crossing the road. A useful opportunity for some our families that walk to the centre each day.
The local primary school oval
We celebrated Teddy Bear’s Picnic this year by packing up all our teddies and morning tea and walking them across the road to the local school oval. This excursion included all children this day and show them all the amazing things we have in our community. We played games, explored our natural environment and enjoyed morning tea with our teddies.