Bumblebee room 2-3 years

Our Bumblebee Program
 

DRAWING AND SCRIBBLING LEAD TO WRITING

Letting children scribble and draw helps them learn to write. Over time, children learn that writing is a particular kind of “drawing” that carries a message. Later, children will learn that writing can be used to make lists, fill out forms and to tell people about things in stories and letters.

 

‘GROUPING’ AND ‘MATCHING’ ARE ABOUT COUNTING

When friends play together they often group things, and ask ‘How many are there altogether?’ Finding out how many there are of something helps children think about the group of things (and not just the last thing they counted). Later children will understand that a number can represent a group of things and will trust that number, for example5, will always represent a group of things.

‘HEAVY’ AND ‘LIGHT’ ARE ABOUT MASS

When children are lifting and carrying things they will talk about ‘heavy and light’ and ‘big and small’. Later, they will notice that the biggest things is not always the heaviest or the smallest thing not always the lightest. Having lots of experience like this helps children understand about ‘mass’ (how dense something is).


Australian Government initiative, funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.