Our morning began with books featuring different types of families: a penguin with two daddies, a child’s relationship with his grandma and a great grandma, a bird looking for a mommy he never met before. Some concepts were confusing and the children asked the same questions throughout the book as they tried to make sense of things. Everyone noticed the things that were different from their family, but we always came back to the things that they had in common.
Books offer a wonderful opportunity to see through a window into someone else’s life or it can be a mirror that reflects your world or who you are. A mirror is comforting while a window can offer a new perspective and adventure, sparking curiosity and wonder. We hope you will join us at the book fair on Saturday to support St John’s and choose books that serve as windows and mirrors.
We noticed a child colored in one of our blank wooden figurines with a colored pencil and decided we should paint the people so they each look unique. The children learned to make different skin tones, they mix a little bit of red, blue and yellow and then add white to make it lighter. Some of the children painted the people to represent their families, while others focused on their friends. The children were not concerned with creating colors that closely resembled their own skin color, but were more excited at the process of creating and naming their little family. The result is a beautiful array of figurines each unique and each made with love.
Rowan: I mixed brown.
Rachael: How does that look?
Jossie: I’m making a little bit of brownie blue. Look at my color Grace!
Grace: It’s so beautiful!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.