|Posted by teachcreativity on April 11, 2013 at 3:25 PM|
Today we were doing an improvisational activity with rhythm sticks and a four-year-old boy raised his hand. When I asked him what his idea was, he said, "seeing things." I wasn't sure what he meant ( sometimes it's hard for them to articulate what they're thinking about) so I said, "Can you show me what that looks like?"
He held the sticks up to his eyes like he was looking through binoculars!
I felt this position might be a little dangerous, so I said, "Just to be safer, could we look at things on the floor and hold them a little bit away from our eyes?" He agreed and we explored the floor with our rhythm stick binoculars. "Wow! I feel like a scientist!" I said.
After so many years of teaching, young children still come up with ideas that surprise and delight me with their originality!
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