Ambiguous Resources

Here’s a wonderful example of how ambiguous resources can capture imagination, this week I left a small wooden door on a grass table to see what the pre-schoolers would make of it. Every group that came into the art studio used it in a different way; the first group passing pine cones through it to each other, the second group hiding behind it, knocking and opening it to reveal their faces before hysterical bursts of laughter, and others simply playing with the lock figuring out how it worked.

Some thought it was the best thing ever, others ignored it.

One little girl spent a long time playing with the door and when I asked her what it was, she whispered to me…

’This is how you get into the magic forest!’

Every child really is completely unique.