Multiple mini topics

Over the past weeks she has been following several interests simultaneously; clocks, flowers and triangles (amongst other things of course). She developed a strong interest in Big Ben after watching a recorded clip of the New Years Eve fireworks held in London, which has extended to a fascination with clocks in general and a desire to learn how to tell the time. She is now able to read o’clocks and is starting to grasp half past and quarter past/ quarter to. She also played a Big Ben internet game, which included learning a variety of interesting facts about Big Ben. She was also very excited to learn Big Ben is 7, 408 hula hoops tall!

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She took a photo of NYE fireworks on TV
Big ben built at ELC 26.01 (2)
Building Big Ben in ELC
big ben and millenium wheel 11.03
She used duplo to make Big Ben and London Eye
big ben and milenium wheel
We visited London, she was very excited to see actual Big Ben.
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Pretending the glow sticks are London Eye with fireworks around them
clock light and dark photos 26.01
She investigated using torches to see the clock in the dark. This was inspired by one of the facts she learnt on the game about Big Ben’s clock face being lit up at night.
big ben drawing 31.01.13
She drew Big Ben and pretended Baby Bop was next to it because she was visiting London to.
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We bought a Big Ben puzzle that we made together as a team.
Big ben puzzle 06.02
She pretended that Bob Builder’s vehicles helped to construct Big Ben.
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She even practices telling the time in the bath!
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Big Ben and London Eye became part of her Hex Bugs game to.
milenium wheel drawing 11.03 (2)
This is her drawing of the London Eye
MK clock 26.01
She was fascinated to see the inside of the clock at Centre MK
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Telling the time
Big Ben puzzle 06.02 (6)
Acting out the internet game that involves cleaning the clock face.

Having noticed the early signs of spring, she became interested in flowers so we have been on walks to look for different colour and types of flowers, have visited garden centres and had fun doing other flower related activities.

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Drawing a flower with chalk at a play session
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Flower chalk drawing
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Mixing up green for her flower painting
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Flower painting work in progress
flower painting at scout hut 08.03
Flower painting
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Flower collage
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Flower collage
facepainting 03.03 (2)
Flower face painting by daddy
flower facepaint 07.03
Her own flower face painting she did on herself
flower bed! 04.03 (2)
She made a flower bed…literally!
Willows Farm 08.02 (17)
Looking at the flowers in the spring display at Willows Farm
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Exploring flowers using all her senses at Stockwood Discovery Centre
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She noticed the flower pattern inside this old wagon at Stockwood Discovery Centre.
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This is her flower model at KIDS playground.
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Painting a flower at KIDS playground.
flower zoobles game 07.03
Making up stories with her ‘flower’ characters.

Her interest in triangles seemed to start rather randomly. She has spent much time looking for triangles in the environment, on car journeys and while walking. She has spotted a huge range of triangles in a variety of places. She also chosen to do lots of creative activities making and drawing triangles, for example from straws.

art- painting pipe cleaners 21.02 (5)
She painted pipe cleaners then made them into triangles.
drawing at scout hut 08.02.13
Drawing traingles at a play session on a large board.
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Tactile triangle shape at KIDS playground.
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Wearing a triangle outfit.
triangle painting at home ed group 16.02.13
Painting a triangle at a play session.

Author: Living Life Our Way

NP and home ed mum, conservationist, nature lover, blogger, SEN & MH advocate, ex teacher. ~Don't think outside the box, think like there is no box~

0 thoughts on “Multiple mini topics”

  1. Superb demonstration of how providing the opportunities leads to spontaneous discovery and understanding. I’m trying to do the same as you with my littles!

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