Coloured Chrysanthemums

Coloured Chrysanthemums

Are these chrysanthemums? I think they’re chrysanthemums. Dyeing flowers is just one of those quintessential childhood experiences, isn’t it? White flowers don’t stand a chance. They are beautiful but watching them change colour is fascinating and absorbing – for me at … Continue reading

Reggio: Investigating Light and Silhouettes

Reggio: Investigating Light and Silhouettes

I put a wanted ad on Freecycle for a working OHP and couldn’t believe my luck when someone responded; a school teacher. For Jack and Sarah, the overhead projector somehow seems magical; how they can manipulate the shadows on the … Continue reading

Autumn Leaves Project: Observational Art

Autumn Leaves Project: Observational Art

Creativity is central to the Reggio Emilia Approach; creating an environment which allows children to express their thoughts, ideas, understandings and interests through art whilst using authentic materials and tools. While I am still learning how to use the materials … Continue reading

Autumn Leaves: A New Project

Autumn Leaves: A New Project

“Are you coming Mummy? The leaves are really beautiful, we can run in them” – Jack Well it seems that Jack may have found a new fascination; autumn leaves. Could you really blame him though? They are simply gorgeous. We … Continue reading

Nature’s Toys

Nature’s Toys

Nature truly does give children the most wonderful toys. Each one is unique. Each one smells differently, feels differently; has a different texture, temperature and weight. Each one is a different colour and a myriad of colours within each piece. … Continue reading