Next, we investigated the lines on the pumpkins. We counted the number of creases and discussed how we could determine the number of lines without using our eyes. We took turns using our fingertips to feel and count the creases. While exploring, the children noticed that the creases are not the same distance apart everywhere on the pumpkin. Since the pumpkin is three-dimensional, the creases are closest together on the top and bottom and furthest apart in the middle. Great observations!
Children at this age are naturally inquisitive and ask many questions about their world and the things that puzzle them. We strive to build on their curiosity and sense of wonder by providing hands-on, child-centred, and inquiry-based opportunities. By using all their senses and through interacting with their classmates, the children build knowledge and develop understanding. Bravo!