parallel play

After a lesson on making shades with paint, the child was engrossed for the next 2 days…painstakingly adding measured drops of black paint to carefully counted pools of the base colour…going from the lightest of greens to a dark, dark green, from the palest of blues to a prussian.

Colour Tablets via NAMC Montessori Teacher Training Blog

In the afternoon, the child received a lesson on compound words. Two words come together and from them grows a ‘new’ word …’pin’ + ‘wheel’ = pinwheel

Pin Wheel via Runner Duck

The next day we sat together sharing stories, thoughts, observations. The child was pensive and said, “I learnt that you don’t need to work with words to make things ‘compound’, you can do that with paint’.

In wikipedia, lateral thinking is defined as “Lateral thinking is more concerned with the movement value of statements and ideas. A person would use lateral thinking when they want to move from one known idea to creating new ideas.”

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2 thoughts on “parallel play

  1. Thank you for your email. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog so far and look forward to your future posts. It’s interesting to read about the elementary program as well. I would be honored if you would like to link to anything from my blog!

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