Jack has been fascinated by light and shadows for a little while now. He loves to watch his shadow grow and shrink. We were at the library the other day and I stumbled across these window blocks. They were in the corner of the toy section buried underneath a pile of books. I had been eyeing these blocks off in the toy store for ages but they are way out of our budget so when I saw them hidden in the corner I was so thrilled.
Jack loved them immediately and has played with them everyday for the last week. The first morning I put them out in the playroom in front of our dress-up mirror. The morning sun was streaming beautifully through the window onto the mirror.
It was interesting watching him play. At first he sat to the side so he could watch himself building in the mirror; he moved the blocks back and forth watching the coloured shadows grow.
In the evening sun, Jack started building some rockets and a launch tower but there were no coloured shadows! You could see him thinking, why weren’t there any coloured shadows? He turned his head towards the sun and then back to the blocks and back to the sun again. Then he stepped to the side and I saw him smile just a little.
And when the sun got too high in the day for gorgeous sunbeams through our windows? Out came the OHP.