243/365: awakening

A tranquil moment of awakening in the middle of the city.

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242/365: a fire in the forest

4 year old Harry examined the natural materials on the table with a kaleidoscope viewfinder.

“There are fireballs. They keep firing into the trees," he announced.

“Do you know, they’re cutting all the trees down in the jungle? There’s fire, and all the animals are about to die."

"Can we save the jungle and the animals?" I asked him.

“I don’t know,” he said sadly.

Then he began to act out his solution, using the kaleidoscope tube as a hose to put the fire out. He found a large wooden block and then told me seriously, “There’s a waterfall… here… yes. But there’s no more water.”

He pointed to a silver bauble on the table: “That makes all fireballs. You shouldn’t have that in here as it makes real fireballs.”

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241/365: the tallest giraffe

5 year old Sean found a box of small glass tiles and began to line them up. He spent time creating the body and legs before making a short neck. "It's a giraffe," he told us.

His friend pinched some of his tiles and he became upset and spent time negotiating to get some back. Then he found another box of tiles, removed the "giraffe's head" and began to elongate the neck along the width of the table.

"The giraffe is growing," he decided. "It's growing taller and taller. Now it's the tallest giraffe."

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240/365: animal alphabet rocket

Summer stacked the tiles as high as they could go. “We’re building a rocket that’s going to shoot up into the sky!” she declared.

“Let’s put the rocket on the shelf,” decided her friend (after the tile structure toppled onto the floor by accident). “They can read the alphabet!”

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239/365: fader

Thank goodness for grey days. Sometimes it’s just better to close the curtains on the world..

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238/365: lighting up the world

Yuna and Shanaya responded to the invitation to consider how we can organise and compose spaces. They carefully arranged items tiles, metal rings, glass beads and silver balls on a circular wooden board which turned into “houses” and the “sea”. Then they turned “the lights on so that people can see everything in the world”.

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237/365: staring down the deadly vortex

Peering down the deadly barrel of a 19th century naval gun, I found myself in the vortex.

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