Saturday, 4 February 2012

explorations with water

Water holds a fascination for children (and adults) of all ages.  It reflects, it moves, it casts shadows, it freezes, it bubbles, it makes sounds... it is calming, soothing, tactile... it's full of energy, it gushes, it travels, it pours...

"Some kids don’t want to be organised all the time.  They want to let their imaginations run; they want to see where a stream of water takes them…”
Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv.

“… the visual arts are not only about making things with materials: they begin with looking and touching.  Sometimes we simply need to slow down and look intently at things with children – movements of creatures, the gleam of colours in a shell or in the grains of sand trickling through fingers, a favourite picture book…”
Ursula Kolbe

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