Watching children’s creative processes always amazes me. You really get to know children through the way they create. Their work tells you something, even random paint splotches tell you something. You get to know the children through their art and the process in which they engage with the materials. I know that Eunice . . . → Read More: I wonder why?
The paint tower.
Small jars of paint, paper suspended and trailing, chairs and stepladders to reach the highest level, an invitation to extend, experiment and test paint, paper and oneself.
A small boy, perhaps 2 1/2, stands on the floor and sees a jar of paint and a paintbrush on the very top . . . → Read More: On Being Helpful
True confession: I can’t stand Show and Tell.
There, I’ve said it. I can’t abide the whole thing. It takes a lot of time, mostly it’s only fun for the kid showing and telling, the rest of us just get fidgety.
But I can see the value, the stuff . . . → Read More: I Confess….
I had the opportunity to visit Portland Oregon for a few days, and while there I visited the Portland Art Museum. And this is what hit me like a thunderbolt as I wandered around:
Those of us who work with young children should be required to visit an art gallery once . . . → Read More: Go to a Gallery!
When my son was 4 he built a playground for caterpillars. He made it from cardboard and it was an enclosed space with a slide, some swings and some ramps for the caterpillars to crawl up and down. It took days to make, and many caterpillars were encouraged to play . . . → Read More: Cardboard