Fairies. Are they real? Do they exist? I don’t know. You tell me.
It’s the make-believe that makes childhood magical, mystical, powerful, and energizing. Children aren’t afraid to believe. They don’t pick everything apart. They just live, play, and create their thoughts as a way of understanding, analyzing, and synthesizing.
For this group of children, whether fairies really exist or not doesn’t hamper their storytelling. Look at the work unfolding in this series of three pictures. Can you just picture what’s going on in their heads as they create a garden for the fairies?
For those of you who hold to more traditional learning, I hope that you believe in the power of learning happening in the provision of a garden for fairies who come out at night to play.
Some educators believe that good storytellers become good writers. If that’s a true statement, this group of children will become excellent writers.
My favorite is the three acorn tops filled with seeds as food for the fairies.
I am thrilled that I get to watch all of this as it unfolds. I’ll keep you posted.