The young infants have begin exploring light, shadow and reflections. This has been an amazing and fun exploration for us all! We all loved turning off the lights and cutting on flash lights in order to be amazed by the amazing reflections that cast off the back of blank cds and gazing at the wonderful shadows that projected off of the walls. Colorful shadow sculptures were built for the young infants to get an up close visual look at how color making can project lovely colorful shadows when light is shining on them. 6 month old Kristofer also had fun following the flashlight around the room as well as controlling the flashlight himself, he has amazing hand-eye coordination skills!
This week the infants saw projections of the Arctic! They explored ice cubes and water in separate bins to show the different forms. They also got to tear up white paper that represented snow and brown paper for sand when we did the Desert projections. The infants enjoyed feeling the texture of snow made from baking powder and shaving cream. It was soft and powdery and they all thought it was very exciting. Finally, the infants worked on an extra special holiday activity that will be revealed next week!
The young infants will continue their thread with light, shawdow and reflection, while the older Infants have branched off into exploring the cold with several different sensory activities. We can’t wait to observe and document the infants reactions and their learning experiences!