Resource: Using Twinkl as a resource tool, specifically in teaching Healthy Eating to a Kindergarten student.
I got the idea for this from my Physical Development, Movement and Health class (EDUC5689). Intially I tried using the Infogram site to show my results but I had problems navigating this website (I think I may have needed to upgrade my subscription).
I presented my Kindy age student with the following resource from Twinkl:
Curriculum: This activity identifies with the following areas in the SCASA Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines:
- Make choices and decisions (by themselves and with others).
- Show confidence in own learning and capabilities
- Develop inquiry and communication skills
- Explore ways to promote own and others health and safety (engage in experiences, conversations and routines that promote healthy lifestyles, good nutrition, safety and personal hygiene practices).
- 3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing (Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing).
- 4. Children are confident and involved learners (Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating).
- 5. Children are effective communicators (Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media).
- 1.1.1 Approved learning framework: Curriculum decision making contributes to each child’s learning and development outcomes in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators.
- 2.1.3 Healthy lifestyle: Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.
Twinkl offers many variations on this topic and is an excellent resource for this topic (including PowerPoint presentations that are interactive). In particular, I liked that my chosen resource encouraged Kindy-aged students to use scissors which strengthens their fine motor skills.
Criticisms/Concerns: These activities may not be appropriate for rural communities where students aren’t educated in nutrition or do not have access to a range of healthy dietary options. Although, it would still be beneficial to introduce this topic.