What do you think your local shopping centre looks like from a child’s perspective?
This inquiry learning experience began with a walk to the local shopping centre. The children took photos and adults documented their thoughts. Back at school, the children had a whole group discussion about what they saw. In small groups, children were asked to record their thoughts using drawing and an adult documented their exact words on luggage tags. Afterwards we created the centre using clay and documented the children’s thoughts about their shop. The children then extended their ideas outside using blocks and stepping stones.