Caterpillar and Butterfly Learning Time

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Learning Time


Caterpillar and Butterfly by Ambelin Kwaymullina


THEME: Bugs & Butterflies May 2013 

There once was a caterpillar who lived all alone. Everything around caterpillar seemed large 
and strange and she was full of fear 
Caterpillar lives alone on her leaf and turns down some exciting experiences. One day she 
wants to hide away so she forms a chrysalis. When she finally comes out, she is a beautiful 
butterfly and she tries lots of exciting things with her friends and spreads her story among other butterflies. 

Key Message for Parents: Children Are Born Ready To Learn


  • Children are constantly learning and the experiences they have provide the blueprint for their future growth and development. 
  • Secure, responsive relationships that give appropriate sensory input build healthy brain architecture, which creates a strong foundation for lifelong learning, behaviour, physical and mental health. 

Learning Outcomes 

Outcome Two: Children Are Confident And Involved Learners.


Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials. 
Educators promote this learning for example, when they provide: 
  • Sensory and exploratory experiences with natural and processed materials. 
  • Resources that encourage children to represent their thinking. 
  • Opportunities and support for children to engage in meaningful learning relationships. 
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