November in the Playroom
The children recently re-discovered an air vent at the top of the climber. Rather than pushing air out, this vent sucks air in. The children were delighted when silk flowers, streamers and other small light items were sucked up and caught on the vent. It was required that the papers were tossed high enough in order for the suction to grab them. Children were not always successful on their first attempt; however with some creative problem solving and determination, the children were able to overcome this obstacle. The children were seen jumping, using varying lengths of streamers and soliciting the help of staff. One child also grabbed a small straw broom and used it to sweep off those pieces – thus allowing the process to be repeated. This impromptu activity highlights the curiosity and imagination of children. And best of all, no batteries required.