Recently, Pam and I went to a workshop that focused on light tables and playing with light. Pam and I were more excited by our side conversations and I was drawn into listening to some of the simple, yet effective ways that she is exploring light with and alongside her children.
We had great conversations around...what does the learning look like on the light table? what different expectations have you seen being met/uncovered on the light table? How do you find balance between "prescribed" provocations (e.g., tracing letters) and open ended materials that may inspire and bring to the surface many different areas of learning.
Thank you Pam for taking the time to share on my blog - I look forward to sharing more about how things progress on your light journey. In your writing, I personally reflected on how much learning was evident (and truthfully, how many areas of the curriculum are present). I was also able to see that learning with light does not require expensive products made for the light table...in fact many of the items may be sitting in your home right now!
Simply adding one material (shower curtain rings) brought to the surface new learning and representations from the children.