Time travelling worms
July 22, 2013

Time travel

TIME TRAVELLING WORMS

Boy: That’s the Earth [left], with blue for the seas and green for the land. There’s some small islands too.

There’s the two black holes and the diagonal is the tunnel that the worms go through to go from the first black hole to the other black hole. The worms are bigger in that black hole [nearest the Earth], because they’re older when they’re there.

That’s a spaceman [top].

Age 6

Book of dreams
May 23, 2013

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BOOK OF DREAMS – Age 5
Son: It’s about a boy who dreams about being a spaceman. That picture on the cover’s the world. That yellow picture is the boy in bed – there’s the ladders. I know – it looks flat.

Mum: Why has he got 8 arms & legs?

Son: They’re not arms and legs! They’re on the bed – under the covers. They hold the bed up, otherwise why would he need the ladders?

Mum: Ah! Of course. What’s the story then?

Son: Once upon a time there lived a boy, he lived with his mummy and daddy. I was going to do it in chapters, then then I didn’t have time. Chapter 2 is when he had his dream and Chapter 1 is just telling you what’s first.

Sharing Space
May 10, 2013

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SHARING SPACE
It’s in Space – see all that black? And the yellow’s the stars. That’s the moon in yellow at the bottom. That’s an alien with sticking out eyes [in red on the left], that’s an alien [in yellow, just right of centre], and that’s a spaceman [right]!
Age 5.

Bigger than a bedroom
February 11, 2013

biggerthanD: I WISH I could go into space.

Me: What made you say that?

D: I just REALLY want to see all the worlds… They’re bigger than my bedroom aren’t they?

Me: Yes.

D: And they’re bigger than the house!

Me: Yes.

D: And they’re bigger than the world!

Me: Well, the world IS a world, so no.

Crossing language barriers
November 12, 2012

D: I wish I was in the sky – in space.

Me: Why?

D: I would LOVE to see the spacemans. How do you get back into Earth when you’re in space?
Do you have to stay there if you go into space?

Me: No because you’d go in a rocket – you’d just turn the rocket around and go back to Earth.

D: How can the rocket get back down if the world is just like a big ball and REALLY, REALLY hard and it can’t get through?

Me: What do you mean – it doesn’t need to go through the Earth – just land on it.

D: No, I MEAN… You know how the Earth is hard?

Me: Yes.

D: Well how can the rocket go back into a country if the Earth is a big ball and SO hard?

Me: Do you mean if the rocket is one side of the Earth in space and the country it’s going back to is on the other side? It would just go AROUND – like a bird. It doesn’t need to go through.

D: Really, really close mum, good try. That’s not what I mean!

Me: How about you show me what you mean on your planets poster when we go upstairs?

D: No, I’ll draw you a picture to show you what I mean…

Explanation of meaning – Nov 2012

D: That’s the Earth and they’re all stars around it. That’s the rocket [bottom], and it’s going back down to Earth. How can it go through when the Earth is really hard?

Me: Ahh! Yes, sorry – the rocket must turn around again just before it reaches the Earth and go in backwards, so it lands on its flat bit! Is that what you mean, because there’s a pointy bit on the top of the rocket?

D: Yes!

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