I arrive on one of my many visits outside to find adults and children of all ages exploring large pieces of fabric. Some are building landscapes, others are building forts. Some are standing nearby, taking it all in… looking for an entry point. I begin by lifting a large swath of yellow and shaking it out in the air. The wind lifts it higher and captures someone’s attention – I have found joy in the face of a child. I run with the connection – and the fabric – letting the light and the wind do the provoking. Soon I am holding one end of the fabric and this young child is holding the other. We run through the clearing with a ribbon of yellow trailing behind us on the breeze. With each return trip we get closer to her mother and sister – and eventually envelop them with our billowing blanket of colour. Mom soon discovers that it is increasingly more joyful when the fabric comes unexpectedly from behind. She shares this “aha” moment with us. Her favourite part of the day is this unexpected delight.
Heather Read @kindy_outside
Wonderful time at @ThinkinEd's Loose Parts Open House! My girls are the best kind of tired tonight :) Loved meeting so many from #ReggioPLC
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