From the Dragons’ Den
One of our Little Dragons, who has recently decided that to sit down at story time is a good idea, amused us greatly recently by initiating lots of conversations with Senior Dragons. He has been more inclined to join us for a short while before going for a walk round, stopping to have a look at the cars in the garage or the animals in the ark, before coming once again to sit and listen – for a brief period at least.
Suddenly, he finds that what we have to say is of great interest and listens avidly to the story and joins lustily in the singing before settling down with gusto to enjoy his fruit and drink.
At other times during our sessions he discusses with and questions we biggies about all kinds of things – those are bricks (part of the wall) and that is cement! What is up there? – espying the ‘lantern window’ in the roof of the West End Room. It really helps us to appreciate the privileged position we are in working and playing alongside the people who attend our sessions. Through activities and language, we are hopefully stimulating their interest and development as we share our own discoveries with them.
A lovely fishy picture developed this morning as our little people put sparkly fish, eels, whales, star fish and other exotic sea creatures onto a ‘sea’ background. Lots of conversation ensued re the various fishy items and all concerned were quite thrilled with the final outcome. Mind you, the sea looked a bit rough in places, perhaps being affected by a recent storm.
Every good wish, Val Butterworth