Our children are very interested in the process of transformation and exploring how things change. To expand on this interest, we placed some containers filled with coloured water outside at the end of the day and then checked on them this morning.
As we opened the lids of the yogurt containers the children exclaimed “FLOWERS!”. The children then explored these flowers by transporting them around the outdoor play area, stacking them on snow mounds, collecting them and looking at them. They revisited these "flowers" for 2 weeks without any mention of the water or that it changed to ice.
Do you notice children's imagination connect to the mystery of transformation in your environments at home? What have you seen? What do you wonder?
Natasha Agostino RECE
Jessica Chikoski RECE