|After a while they were showing the other children what they discovered with the blocks. They even began comparing their own shadows to one another, as well as to the objects they were playing with.|
We use our data projector as well as our light table for children to explore light and shadow.
|We have an outdoor Gazebo set up inside and we can close off one side and project images from our data projector!|
We also try and add sensory props like perfume bottles and flowers to the the light table. Noticing the details on the bottles and engaging with the the perfumes, as well as working out which lid fits on its' respective bottle opens up a world of imaginative, sensory and concepts of numeracy in such a beautiful way!
We went to a Patch Theatre Performance for "Lion in the Night:" The theatre performance was a representation of Pamella Allen's book. After the show we re-created the set by using props from the performance. Using the light projector we projected the image of a bird in a cage to revisit some of the things the children remembered from the show.
We also set up playscapes on the light box in this case to represent the sea. We placed different coloured blocks on the light table which resulted in children creating their own pirate ships.
We photocopy children's images onto an overhead transparency to use on the light projector.
The children add props like blocks or cut out paper they've made to add to their play.
Using light to represent objects, a torch as a baby in the home corner (inspired by the Patch Theatre Performance)
Using letters, numbers and pictures to move around the light and explore.
Adding clear contact for the light to shine through as we paint patterns with our fingers and hands.
Play scapes relating to a story, with different textures to explore.
Noticing attributes of shape, size and colour through light box materials.