The infant-B students were immediately drawn to the chunk of grey clay! At first, the students approached the material very slowly- placing and resting their hands on top of the soft, cold clay to feel the texture.
As the students became more comfortable with the material, we observed the children exploring further, by poking and scratching the clay with their fingers- discovering the clays residue appearing on their hands and fingertips.
Most infant/toddlers are instinctively motivated to explore clay! They poke it, squeeze it, hit it, pick it up and pound it down, and so on. Each time they act on the clay, the clay adjusts and responds. These changes mean very little to us as adults, but for a toddler these changes in the clay are magical.
As the students finger painted, they were able to also observe their peers hand movements!
Thank you, Infant-B Families! Have a lovely weekend!