Conversations at the Easel
The painting easel is a space for the children to explore and experiment. The children's creations show what they know, wonder and dream about. Recently, we have been noticing that the painting easel has become a space for the children to converse about their creations. The children have been sharing with one another their ideas and feelings conveyed in their paintings while painting at the easel. The painting easel has become an authentic way for children to develop their oral language skills as it is a space in our class that the children feel safe and confident to share their ideas and feelings with each other.