So…it’s become apparent as of recently that some of our Burrow children like to look at themselves, so what’s better than getting our front facing camera on on our laptop!
So on goes the front facing camera and here are some of the poses and expressions we managed to capture!
Within part of the EYFS, under the “Understanding the World – People and communities” section, it talks about children learning that there are similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from others. After we captured some of the Burrow poses we took a look at the photos and we talked about our hair colour, our eye colour and our skin colour, so the Burrow children can start to understand what makes them different or the same to their friends. Often I find when I am having conversations with some of the Burrow children, they will stop talking and just say “Nic you’ve got brown eyes” and I will say “That’s right, and what colour are your eyes?” After the child’s reply I will ask if we have the same eye colour, or different eye colour and see what they think. This also promotes communication between adults and the children and arms them with the appropriate vocabulary to discuss their appearance with their peers.
As most of you know, we often talk about our emotions at circle time and we are very good at showing each other a grumpy face, a happy face, a sad face and so on. So the Burrowers are able to identify how they and other children are feeling by their facial expression. Most of the communication strategies humans use isn’t through verbal communication, in fact we mainly communicate through non-verbal communication strategies, such as facial expressions, body language and the use of a range of tones.
It’s interesting for us to watch how the children react when they first see themselves on the camera. Some children immediately wave, shouting, “It’s me”, smiling, sticking their tongues out and some will just stare into the laptop!
Please bring in any family selfies/photos that you have taken that we can put on to our family boards in the Burrow…or be brave and take some! Cheese!!
It a really simple way of celebrating all of our similarities and differences.
Thanks for reading,