On one side of our dramatic play area, two kids were pretending to be a family going to church. They had a purse and wallet, money, doll in a carrier, and the "car" set-up (chairs and the steering wheel).
|Driving to church|
|Listening in worship service|
On the other side of the area, near the kitchen, two kids were cooking. They were using the dishes and the table as they played. This type of scenario is played out often in my room.
|Cooking up good stuff|
|Setting a beautiful table|
Then the two scenarios collided. And this happened.
My kids did it again - they surprised me. I wasn't there when the actual collision happened. (I was taking photos of the tape pictures.) But it seems like the two independent narratives just merged into one cohesive whole.
I think that's what happens to us as individuals. We move along in our independent narratives until we merge with other narratives--at work, school, home, church, wherever. Then our independent narratives become joined as a more cohesive narrative. We may separate at some point but each narrative is richer for having been a part of the other.
Well, enough philosophical musings for now. Back to my classroom - it was really cool! And all of that play was guided and directed by...the kids themselves. Super cool!