Listening to children

When it was Polling Day, we had many conversations about what voting is and why it is important and in Pre-school we invited the children to participate in their own voting day!

Our Upper Pre-school room set up a polling station where the children could choose which was their favourite between 4 story books. The children placed a tick in their chosen box on the form and then posted their vote in the ballot box. Meanwhile, in Lower Pre-school the children chose between 2 story books by standing next to the story they liked best. When voting was closed, the votes were counted and each room shared the winning story with the group.

In Upper Pre-School, the winning story was “The Wonky Donkey” by Craig Smith and in Lower Pre-School, it was “Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book” by Julia Donaldson.

We always look at ways to capture the child’s voice in nursery and this is one of the many ways in which children at The Village Nursery contribute to activities that take place throughout the day.

“A child’s voice however honest and true, is meaningless to those who have forgotten to listen.” – Albus Dumbledore

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