Equipping children with languages of expression is work that we love, and clay is one of those expressive languages. The children love getting their hands into the dense, cool clay. Equally as fun is watching the clay dry on skin and nails. The properties of clay are endlessly fascinating.
This blog features clay rainbows. I was completely impressed watching this child pull apart a small ball of clay, roll it out, curve it and stand it up. Often, these are techniques that are taught at four different sessions.
The child obtained these techniques independently through a simple provocation of placing a mound of clay on a table and allowing the child to be curious and uninterrupted.