Preshoolers Ride The Kalesa and Board Yatch By: Preschool Teacher
The preschoolers capped off their January with a one of a kind field trip. With transportation as their theme, they set off to experience different activities that enriched their knowledge.
The children, together with their parents, guardians and teachers, braved the heavy traffic going to their first stop, which was the MMDA Children’s Road Safety Park. Upon their arrival, a friendly and energetic traffic enforcer welcomed them!
During the interactive discussion, the children were introduced to the different traffic and road signs. Then, the traffic enforcer led the children through the park to try the different things they learned from the discussion just like walking in the sidewalk, crossing the sidewalk, crossing the street using the pedestrian lanes, tunnels and footbridge. The children were also able to follow the traffic rules by knowing the meaning of the colors on the traffic light. The tour around the park ended with the kid’s bright smiles knowing that they had learned a lot from the experience.
After having their hearty lunch at harbor square, the children went on the continue their adventure in intramuros. It was like travelling through time as they had a peek of the old walled city while riding the Kalesa. The children were lucky enough to have the manong kutseros act as tour guides and tell stories about each structure. Not only were they able to see old buildings, but they were also able to visit and have a closer look at the historical monument of Doctor Jose Rizal in Luneta. As a souvenir, the children had their photos taken at the park!
Afternoon came with dark clouds and slight drizzle, but that did not stop the children’s anticipation for their next adventure. For the last stop, the children sailed on the deep water of manila bay aboard yacht. On the yacht the children felt the cool breeze coming from the open see. To make their ride even more exciting, they sang different songs together and engaged in an activity where they observed the surroundings. This made them more aware and sensitive to the beauty of the environment.
Just as the different transportation systems took them to different places, their knowledge of the world will also bring them closer to their meaningful destinations- their bright future.