Monday, 26 May 2014

Dinosaur shadows...

Today we started the dinosaur project... or at least what could devlop into a project... the interest is there... we will see if it develops... and it links in with death, something that has been pre-occupying the children's play for the last few weeks... so hopefully we can meet two interests at the same time...

We explored shadows... using dinosaurs figures and the overhead... there was lots of energy - and we were joined by the same age-group from Filosofiska's sibling preschool in Skarpnäck... so it was double the fun. Most of these photographs come from the short time Vinden children explored the shadows by themselves. Once there were 18 children in the room it was much busier and harder to focus on the stories of the children's learning... it was an experience of children meeting each other and exploring the shadows together... which sometimes meant that a child blocked all light in their discoveries right as I took a photo...
BUT the photos are there to serve as a memory of the learning, exploration and the meeting of these two groups... not as being amazing images that stand as works of art... but sometimes I do think that photographs are very special and beautiful (but maybe that is because I feel the story behind the photo too?)

is there anyone who is as big as this dinosaur... exploring size (moving the dinsoaurs closer to the wall, they discovered created a smaller shadow)

climbing on to the back of the dinosaur (which was making noises very much like a horse)

playing on the OH surface - dinosaurs interacting with each other, children watching how their dinosaur created shadows... and placing on the OH did not gurantee you kew exactly whwre on the wall the shadow would fall... especially as the light fell on the floor and the roof!

creating dinosaur shaped shadows with their own bodies...
more dino inspiration outside

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