By - Dale Wyngaard

Visual Art Facilitation at Die Bron Primary

Over the past few weeks we have collaborated with Die Bron Primary school in Stanford, local artists and the Grootbos foundation in facilitating art sessions for the learners at die Bron. The project started with the schools desire to participate at the regional visual arts celebration. The Western Cape education department is having a visual arts celebration for all the

By - Dale Wyngaard

Claywork in our Early Learning program

A round ball of Earth – Clay work in the Early Learning Environment Once upon a time there was a tiny round ball made from Earth. The ball grew and grew until it could fit into the palm of our hands. That is how we start our clay session – with a story. The children assemble the ball by gathering

By - Dale Wyngaard

Satellite Creative Works Johannesburg

On Mandela Day, 18 of July, The David Krut Projects Team and Creative Works representative in Johannesburg Khosi Radebe spent the day at MaiMai Day-care, in Johannesburg CBD. During the visit the children at the day-care were given lunch and cake supplied by Johannesburg Culinary & Pastry School and David Krut Projects. After lunch the children had their faces painted while they spent the rest

By - Dale Wyngaard

Paper Crumble Activity at Masakhane Primary

This week our early learners practiced their hand skills by crumbling tissue paper into little balls and creating a picture scene with it. This craft activity enhances dexterity and the use of the tripod fingers in preparation for w riting activities. Thumb, index and middle finger have to work in collaboration with each other to hold a crayon or pencil

By - Dale Wyngaard

Horse-riding Outing in Stanford

This week our Creative Works extra-mural program collaborated with the African Horse Company. We took a small group of children on a horse outing where the guide, Randal, introduced us to the horses and explained the rules when being around horses.   Everyone got a chance to stroke and brush Luc and Pocahontas as well as to sit and ride

By - Dale Wyngaard

Exploring colours using soft pastels

Children love messy play. They enjoy playing in sand, mixing water and mud, squishing and squeezing things with their hands and often getting with their whole bodies involved in the process. It is a wonderful delight to observe children exploring the world through their senses and getting in touch with their bodies.   This week we explored colours using soft pastels

By - Dale Wyngaard

Learning through play at Funimfundo Pre-school

During the past week the Grade R learners at Funimfundo Pre-school at Die Kop just outside of Stanford were guided by teacher Nandipha and Occupational Therapist, Regina, through some body awareness activities. The group did body tracing, identifying and painting the different body parts in colours of their choice. We talked about emotions and the children had to find and

By - Dale Wyngaard

Creative Works joins the Herfsfees in Stanford

The Easter Holidays were full of fun as we prepared for Herfsfees, a music festival with workshops and a parade. The Creative Works team made costumes for the children who wanted to join the parade that started off the festival on Friday, 6 April.   The days that led up to the festival were spent making costumes and preparing the

By - Dale Wyngaard

Parents Workshop at Die Bron Primary in Stanford

Parents are their children’s first teacher and therefore in our programs we put a lot of emphasis on not only our work with the children but also with the parents. In collaboration with the Die Bron School team we offered a Parents Workshop with the theme, How to enhance children’s fine motor skills at home. The parents made educational equipment

By - Dale Wyngaard

Exploring our world through smell and taste

Learning and exploring the world around us through the senses is the main focus in the first term of the year in our Early Learning Program. Children develop and build up their skills set by interacting with the material, as well as the social and natural world around them. They learn to experience themselves as part of the environment by exploring