This was the first time I've seen anyone try to make a ramp with the pop-up tunnels. Sorry for the blurry photo, but she didn't stick with this idea too long today and I only got this one shot. I'm curious to see if this idea goes anywhere in future sessions.
"This is my camera! Click!"
Also, there was a lion:
This is what happens when you spin the clay REALLY fast!
And this is what happens when you stop the spinning from underneath the plate part:
And this is what happens when it gets a little loud (kiddos regulating their own environment):
I love how she's incorporated this puzzle from the children's reading area into her play:
we also had a few older kids join us while they were on Spring Break and look what amazing things they can build!
here are two more play stories from this week with some really rich language!
In one of the parent journals this week, a mom wrote,
"Why do we strive to do this different kind of parenting during Anji Play?
to give children play freedom,
in a safe place
where risky play is allowed,
conflict between children runs its natural course
& where parents pause from being teachers of their children and become learners of their children in their loving observations."