Continuing with our interest in the relationship between our senses and vibration, we explore through a medium from nature. In the past few days Lukah has actively collected stones, from our garden as well as from outside.
A stone sat still with the water, grass, and dirt … Brendan Wenzel tells a story of a seemingly ordinary stone. But it isn’t just a stone - to the animals that use it, it’s a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven … even an entire world. With stunning illustrations in cut paper, pencil, collage, and paint, and soothing rhythms that invite reading aloud, A Stone Sat Still is a gorgeous exploration of perspective, perception, and sensory experience.
To us, A Stone Sat Still offers us to firsthand experience the many ways a stone can speak to us. Nora and Felix understand the sensory experience a stone in our hands render to our skin.
As mentioned on A Stone Sat Still Vivaan and Felix take opportunities to see stones from the size perspective.
My stone is flat and thin - Vivaan.
Mine is as big as my hand - Felix.
From young we start by sorting items into families categories. A collection of stones is one of our many ways to understand how things can be in the same category, but look completely different. For example, our collection may consist completely of stones but no two stones are completely the same.
As we categorize objects based on certain categories: big, medium, small, rough, smooth, dark, light, etc, enhances our early math skills. This understanding builds up our understanding for recognizing more complicated patterns in our everyday moments.
Nora and Vivaan relate the relationships between the sound and stones to the stories illustrated in the storybook A Stone Sat Still. Our collection provides endless opportunities for storytelling and play. The stones encourage us to tell the story of how and where the objects are found or make up something completely different. It allows us to work out scenarios before we encounter them in real life situations.
In line with our growing understanding, our ownership of our collection is growing, too. In the midst of our everyday moments we pay attention to details around us. A collection of stones or sticks that have been found give us a sense of ownership.
We can become connected to our collections. Carrying along an item in a pocket or backpack can act as a significant tool for self-soothing and comfort.
Another process to treasure, as part of our collections, is to make connection with our creative minds. We select a base to arrange the items and create labels describing them.
I make a sun catcher - Felix.
We converse about our collections facilities our increasing vocabulary building. In this sense we are learning to describe objects through our drawings too.
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