We are now going to the park on a regular basis! Each day after snack, we prepare to head outside to exercise our bodies and enjoy the fresh air! This week, preschoolers have greatly enjoyed pulling each other in the wagon around the circular path at Trio Park. We take turns being the puller, a passenger, or running alongside the wagon with our friends; but we have to make sure to slow down when we see the traffic guard!
The wagon has provided a great opportunity for children to engage in natural problem solving and conflict resolution. The various roles that can be had around the context of the wagon allow for children to take turns by asking each other to rotate spots. When the wagon puller is going too fast, his or her peers are quick to remind him/her to slow down. If a friend is pushing the wagon from behind, the puller must communicate the correct speed so that the wagon doesn't move faster than the puller. The passengers remain watchful of the road and traffic signs. As we work together in various situations each day, we continue to build our communicative and collaborative skills as well as our relationships with one another.