This has been a wonderfully busy and exciting week within the Sabrina Love Foundation. A fun, interesting and interactive workshop was facilitated in the much anticipated preparation of reopening Die Sterreweg Day Care Centre.
After welcoming everyone, time was taken out to discuss and reflect on how our ways of teaching and interacting have had to change and adapt to incorporate our new way of doing things. Everyone was given the opportunity to reflect on how they are coping and how everyone has been feeling throughout this time.
Janet, one of our wonderful Occupational Therapists, ran a communication skills workshop covering how removing personal interaction and communicating primarily through technology has impacted how we liaise with each other.
The staff divided into smaller groups and did a few brain storming sessions in preparation of our much anticipated reopening of Die Sterreweg.
“How will we promote social distancing?” How will we encourage our children to understand and practice social distancing and good hygiene in different scenarios ie. On the playground, on the school bus, during tea breaks and mealtimes, toileting etc.
Not to be all work and no play, delicious cupcakes and tea was enjoyed before the staff all presented the beautiful sensory toys that they had designed and manufactured as part 2 of our “Toy Making Competition”.
The competition, designed by our occupational therapists, encouraged the teachers to choose one or more sensations that a specific child likes, or a sensation that they would like the child to explore and to create a toy (preferably from recycled materials) to stimulate this sense. Everyone voted for the best toys.