To love beauty is to see light.
—Victor Hugo, author
Where does light play in your classroom environment? Sunshine in the leaves of a plant, rainbows cast upon the floor through prisms, sheer fabrics that catch the sun and dance, shadows cast upon a wall by a projector, a light table inviting investigation of materials that mysteriously transform, or flashlight tag in a tent. Light can transform the ambience of any room from harsh and unforgiving to calm, inviting, and warm. Today, be aware of the power of light in your space. Assess its effects upon you and the children. Are there any changes you can make? Before you flip the switch today, evaluate light and its potential to play if invited.
In loving memory of Gryphon House author Leanne Grace, MEd, we are sharing pieces of her inspirational writing every Wednesday. Leanne was the director of professional development at Hildebrandt Learning Centers and a lifelong advocate for early childhood education. She inspired the early childhood community to prepare children as lifelong learners with her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. One person can make a difference, and Leanne did just that. She will be sorely missed.