Na Pua Keiki

Albert Einstein said, “the important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” It is important to think whether the materials and projects we provide for children ask them to think for themselves. If a child is given a cutout to paint then is there any need for the child to think beyond the predetermined form of the cutout. The answer is “no”. The thinking has been done for the child. There is no flexibility. This takes away the possibility for a child to build on their own idea or expand an idea into something new and original. This tube sculpture invites children to use ordinary objects that they can transform any way they wish, the children invite themselves. In this particular project they are testing theories, finding symmetry, exploring balance, and analyzing their progress.