Babyccinos Galore with Guardian Marrickville Café Visits
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Getting out and about into the local community is an important part of life at Guardian Centres. Through excursions, children are given the opportunity to engage in social interactions outside of their Centre environment. At Guardian Early Learning Centre – Marrickville, children have been doing just that by exploring the area and, most recently, visiting the local café.
The Preschool children have been learning about different types of restaurants and role-playing their experiences through dramatic play. The children asked the Educators if they could go to a restaurant, so a visit to a local café was organised.
The local café is a short five minute walk from the Centre and to prepare for the visit the children made their own money to “buy” their drinks. Through making their own money, children are exploring literacy and numeracy concepts and also familiarising themselves with everyday occurrences in the world around them.
When they arrived at the café, the children used the money they had created to order their hot chocolates and babyccinos. Theo, who works at the café, gave the children some Where’s Wally books to read while waiting for their hot drinks. When their hot drinks arrived, the children were so excited and couldn’t wait to taste them.
Through this experience, the children were able to form relationships with others in the community, explore how restaurants and cafes work through real life experiences and of course, enjoy some warm drinks!
Community excursions are an important part of helping a child establish their place in the world. All Guardian Centres participate in excursions to places of interest in their local area. These visits support the children to value collaboration and participation in the community.
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