Art book cover
August 2, 2013

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ART BOOK COVER

There’s all the things I liked drawing best at Art Club this term: There’s the peacock [top left]; they’re the Russian dolls [centre]; there’s the sun and the mountains; they’re all the children at school; that’s the hand with all the decorations on it; that’s a turtle [in red and green] and that’s the Egyptian writing [bottom right].
Age 6

Exploring cultures: Canada?
July 12, 2013

placeunknownEXPLORING CULTURES: CANADA?
It’s that place with all mountains and stick men. There are forests and mountains and a lake and a river.
There’s a dog, down at the bottom. That’s the sun and those swirly shapes are just decorations. The people are holding spears. Where’s that country?

Mum: It looks sandy, is it somewhere with a desert?

Boy: No – I don’t know why we had to do it sandy.

Mum: Is it Canada?

Boy: Yes! And that’s a deer, not a dog.
Age 5

Seeing what you hear
June 17, 2013

seehear[Hearing test at the hospital]

Audiologist: This device is going to take a picture of your ears. In a minute you’ll see some mountains on that screen.

Boy: OK

Audiologist: Here we go. See that mountain there? [Points to graphs visualising on the the computer.]

Boy. Yes!

Boy: …Wow – I just saw that one – it was really big!

Audiologist: Yes it was, wasn’t it?

Boy: Was it the biggest mountain you’ve EVER seen?

Audiologist: No, but it’s a good one for your age.

Mountaineering parents
October 24, 2012

[Dream]
I was playing with children from Reception, and I asked the teacher if James had invited me to his party, because she had the list. She said “no”, she said “but your dad’s going”, and I can’t remember which other adult she said was going with him. At home time, all the other kids’ mums and dads had to say goodbye to them, because most of the adults were going to climb mountains for some days – only up to the snow bit ’cause they might fall off. Some children cried because they didn’t want their parents to leave. That’s the end of it.
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