Laughter is the best medicine
Updated: Oct 15
Laughter draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body as well as boosting our immune system. So with the beginning of the season for coughs, colds and sneezes upon us we were lucky that all the fun activities the children engaged in produced lots of smiles and giggles.
There were some budding volcanologists learning about where lava came from and what happened when it cooled as well as explorers who were discovering more about the local flora and fauna closer to home. Some children took the bus to the seaside and others set off on an aeroplane on their holidays. Role-play took off in many directions from pirates sailing the high seas to vets tending to pets, doctors attending patients, and parents looking after newborn babies.
If things were not quite going children's way there were plenty of volunteers to lend a hand to help with either negotiating walkways, rebuilding towers that kept falling down and work out puzzles together.
Finally our Rama and Sita story captured children's imagination that sparked off lots of mark making and more storytelling.