We have had our friends from Muddy Sandy Life over today for lunch and fun but not before the adventure of the Barbie's in China had finished being written and illustrated by Big Small, 7, and Middle Small, 5, finished another playmobil battle story and some Peter and Jane reading. A re-stocking shopping delivery arrived and E and I played with the cannons from the playmobil pirate ship for quite some time before the friends came over. I know he can feel left out so I was keen to invest some time with him. Worked really well he has been great.
Learning through play has been varied today. Water parks and lego and we did some painting too. O insisted on painting only in white reminding me both of how S only painted in green for months at a time when she was his age and also of a fabulous Robert Ryman exhibition at the Tate I visited back in the early nineties, 92 or 93 from memory. I am so old that this was back in the day there was only one Tate Gallery. For those of you that may not know conceptual artist Robert Ryman paints only in white. Have a google. His pictures are varied than you might think! Reminded me of that "and I bet his mother worried" joke about children who go on to succeed in an area of single interest.