Oh to be 3 again!

There is something magical about being surrounded by three to five-year-olds. When I walked into Early Years at Badock’s Wood E-ACT Academy, with a little pot containing five caterpillars, I hadn’t really considered what else might have been happening in these 3 to 5-year-olds’ minds that day, but when I looked around their class room you can see it has been fun. It got me thinking, what’s the day in the life of a nursery child like? After the trials of getting dressed, hair brushing, teeth brushing, and breakfast, many three and four-year-olds head off to nursery. What an opportunity. In one day these children might paint a picture, run just because they can, read a book, be read to, ride a bike, fight a dragon, climb a mountain, count bugs in the garden and write a story. Then, for 15 minutes at the end of the day, sit and stare at 5 little caterpillars, marvelling that in less than 6 weeks these wriggling creatures will be flying around the early year’s garden.  I often forget just how fascinating the world is when you stop and look. Between the ages of 3 and 5 these children are learning so much but I don’t think that really crosses their mind. I quite fancy being 3 again!