Easter time again so for Mac’s school that means eggs-on-legs, egg-o-ramas as well as the more traditional hat parade.
The benefit of getting two years of “eggs-on-legs” means the ability to ‘recycle’ – we embraced the chance to re-use one of the ‘eggs’ from last year’s walking egg / wheelchair contraption.
This year we added an Egyptian pharaoh hat left over from a fancy dress party a couple of weeks ago, some ‘walk like an Egyptian arms’ and covered the blue pants with two pieces of fan folded A4 paper stapled together with some glitter cardboard triangles. A final flourish of some glittery paper around the eyes and our 2012 egg was now and “EGG-gyptian”. It was a pretty good pay-off for about 20mins worth of work.
Here’s Mac, Luca and Miss A showing some of the finest eggs-on-legs I’ve ever seen.
And a blast from the past… I found this gem of Mac (R) and Luca (L) way back in pre-school circa 2007 when they were gorgeous little four year olds.
I strongly believe full and authentic inclusion in the pre-school and daycare settings should be the norm for ALL children. Too many families are buying into the idea that Early Intervention centres are where you go ‘instead of’ pre-school. Early intervention (the action not the place) is important but not at ‘any cost’… be wary of those claiming early intervention can only happen in a segregated setting – you might just end up on an undesirable path where your child loses their rightful and valued place in their community. I spoke about this some years back at the Early Childhood Intervention Australia conference… my stance remains unchanged.