Sunday, May 1, 2011
Scientists at Work
Don't underestimate the power of play. During pretend play children come to understand the world around them. It is a place where they can try out ideas, roles, and activities in a fun, safe manner. One minute you can be a dragon, the next a mother, and later a builder.
On Friday morning, the children were scientists. They used test tubes and eye droppers to mix colored water. Maybe not the most sophisticated experiment but the important part was that they felt like scientists. In the afternoon, they got to look through microscopes at the cells of an onion skin.
I can be what I imagine myself to be.