Rainbow Room has been exploring reflection with the children these last couple of weeks. The children have shown so much interest in the subject through their play. We provide the class with mirrors to inspire the children to continue their exploration.
The children were very eager to get their hands on the materials laid out before them. The teacher first began by discussing the different parts of the face and where each one was. By using the mirror, they were able to identify with the teacher and see where their eyes, nose, ears, eyebrows, lashes, mouth and teeth were. This discussion led to them being given the materials to create their own face as they saw themselves and continued as the teacher let them pick out each little piece they wanted to add to their clay.
The clay helped them with their fine motor skills, as well as cause and effect in the clay they are learned that their actions have consequences. This encourages children to experiment more.