Finding a Meal, Bat Style

Tuesday, August 5 was the third week of the Wild Child program at Campus Kids daycare. By this point, the children have come to expect my visits and we already cleaning up when I arrived. Another bright and sunny morning, though thankfully not as hot as the week before.

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We set off across campus to the same location from day one, the large trees outside of Main Building. Here we quickly got into the “Bat and Moth Game”, after a quick lesson on echolocation of course. The Bat and Moth Game is a lot like Marco Polo. One child covers their eyes and says “bat”, the other child responds with “moth” and the chase is on. After a while we gave the children a five minute “run around” break to do whatever they wanted. An epic game of tag ensued, the likes of which I’ll probably never see again.

Finding a Meal, Bat Style. Bat eating a meal.As it neared time to return to Campus Kids the children asked if there was time to play the “Tree Game” again. I asked the daycare staff, they said there was. The children set off, not needing it explained again and instructing their friends who had not been there that day. All to soon it was time to return to Campus Kids. As usual the children asked me if I was going to stay for lunch.

The following Thursday I was meant to visit Bright Futures daycare. However, due to thunder and lightning the visit was rescheduled for the following week. Sometimes, even a Wild Child needs to err on the side of caution!

Wild Child Coordinator,

Ashley Greening