Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Today I was reminded of the value to children's learning and creativity through taking a step back and simply following their lead.
Over breakfast this morning the older children (aged two, four and six) all started talking about an imaginary creature called a 'Bom-be-eye'. Throughout the day they spent much time talking and laughing together about this creature, trying to describe what they thought it looked like and even looking for one out in the garden.
In the afternoon I asked the children if they would like to draw a picture of their creature. They thought this was a great idea and set to work. The results were lovely and demonstrated the vast amounts of natural creativity and imagination that children possess.