It started with her building a colourful zoo. She’s been building little zoos for a while now with blocks and playsilks. I’ve been taking photos and documenting her learning and had thought these photos would be part of that but…this exploration took a wonderfully different path.
‘Let’s draw these colours, Mummy.’
It was cloudy today. The clouds kept dancing in front of the sun; hiding the colours. When the sun returned, she noticed something…
‘Mummy, why does the sun move?’
‘Hmmm good question. What do you think?’
‘I think the sun moves out of the way when the clouds come. And then it comes back again.’
‘Let’s see how the sun moves.’
Each time the sun came back, Sarah (4 yrs) would draw around the new shape. And each time, the sun had moved just a little. She marvelled in it; waiting and singing to the clouds to skip away.
I thought about reading a page from one of our science books about the sun’s trajectory; but this was enough for today. The magic in the moving sun was enough. The books and the science will come later.
Sarah is using rainbow window blocks. We have two sets; the larger blocks are from Modern Teaching Aids and the smaller ones are from ZartArt. Both are Australian stockists. You could also check out these window blocks on Amazon.
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