We've been bringing plenty of water into our play outside lately. The favorite sensory experience is pouring lots of water into the sandbox and making a "beach". It feels great to squelch feet and toes into the squishy wet sand. The children have also discovered how much more fun chalk is when it's used on a wet surface. The color is much more bold and satisfying and makes swirls of color when additional water is poured on top.
We'll be celebrating this guy's 3rd birthday next week! We are all looking forward to celebrating with his family, and then celebrating the close of the year on Thursday. The children have been learning some fun ring songs to sing to celebrate the friendships they've made this year. Among them is one that is often sung at the end of the year in Waldorf preschools, "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold. A circle's round, but has no end, that's how long I want to be your friend. Over land, and over sea, friends forever, you and me".