At Sonas we continuously plan and deliver amazing, fun and developmental experiences for your child.
Diwali is a special time celebrating lightness overcoming darkness. We have loved learning from a special family within our centre who were happy to share their culture with us. Our children loved engaging in dancing, art activities and learning about the culture that was demonstrated to us from a special visitor.
Our children had some questions for them, for example, “Why is the light important?” We found out the light is important as it is celebration that the light won over darkness. Our wonderful educators Pushpah and Vannii shared how they celebrated Diwali through lighting lamps, dancing and sharing food.
Our minds are growing with knowledge and it is so exciting to learn new things.
This has been a very special week where we have recognised the First Nations people who have occupied and cared for this land for over 65,000 years.
The children have been excited to explore the Aboriginal culture through story time and through creative activities. We recognise the significance of the first footprints on this continent were those belonging to the First Nations people. We decided to create the Aboriginal flag with our own handprints, as our little hands can shape our world. Whilst we painted the flag we talked about the significance of each colour and why they are important, this sparked some wonderful discussions.
This week we have been mixing colours together to see what colours we can create! Our wonderful children discovered that if you mix red and yellow you can create the colour orange. So much awe and wonder with this interesting experiment. We then decorated our paths with the colours we made which made a fantastic colourful trail.
This week, we have five sunflowers! Whilst we have been caring for our sunflowers, we spotted some beautiful insects. We saw some wasps flying around the sunflowers and landing on the flower. This opened up some fantastic conversations for our little ones.
We also spotted butterflies, spiders and a wiggly worm! Our sunflower project has opened up so many learning experiences that we can’t wait to continue to explore.