LittleMan and I were at the shop recently and looking at his options for the upcoming homeschool Valentine exchange when it dawned upon us that it had all been done before. Ninja turtles, Star Wars, all of it. And while he loves his fandoms, LittleMan really wanted something to reflect his love of science. So I offered to help him make some that showcased his interests.
And so, with LittleMan’s help, today is day five of a 14 day series of Free Printable Valentines for Science Geeks. Today’s Valentine is all about light!
While the Reggio approach to early childhood education is not quite right for our family, I’ve always admired the beautiful materials used. Specifically the attention to light and reflection which seems to captivate the children exposed to these nurturing environments.
We’ve long had a light table for the children to play on, but we’ve only recently made them a mirror box. Reflections are after-all one of the most basic forms of optical illusions…
Mirror boxes really are quite simple to make. You merely need (more…)
Last November I read about light tables on Caution: Twins at Play and I immediately wanted to make one. Unfortunately we had recently downsized and I couldn’t afford the space for a large light-play fixture so I had to settle for something smaller. I made this for my children back in December: