by Sarah Lu
Today might be characterized as a busy day…. full of interesting work, spontaneous emergent themes, laughter, conflict, fun and successes. There were many stories to be written, games to be played. There was an air of excitement.
The children have been talking about menus for the cafe ever since it opened two weeks ago, and today we made our first menu.
There was a new game with our wooden planks, which we turned into ramps, much to the delight of some.
Some more intimate duo and solo moments…
A first visit from the Strategy Fairy.
And some play with our new outdoor easel.
I am often amazed by the breadth of stories, creativity and genuine exploration that comes from young children. What might happen if the world were to listen more carefully to these young people? Not just in a “Isn’t she cute…” kind of way, but to deeply listen to their ideas, and to be daily inspired by their musings.
We got out our ramps to play with the trucks.
The Strategy Fairy visited the preschool, offering an image to the children to remind them that they can back away and get some space when they are feeling too crowded or overwhelmed.