"Good evening it's the mooon!"
We are continuing to dig deeper into our interest in space, and the moon in particular. Today we made moons (sorta). :D The way the children have expressed interest in some sensory "pre-writing work" on the light cube gave me an idea for some more fine motor work with this project as well. Squeezing the glue/paint mixture and then using sticks to "draw" in it. And I think they turned out quite majestic! I can't wait until they dry and I can hang them.
As I reflect back onto our over-arching inquiry (what does it mean to be human) in the context of building our community, I think this interest in something so much a part of our existence, yet distant and unfamiliar, is a safe place to explore for them. Exploration, gaining understanding of things about life and who we are in it, is everything to children, but wow! I bet it is overwhelming. So, why not start in the outer reaches of our experience like space? Also, the moon is just super intriguing!
I hope you take a moment over the coming weeks for some moon gazing with your child. Don't have answers ready, just experience it through their eyes. I'd love to hear how it goes!