Three year olds seem completely oblivious to the fact that their things need tidying up. In the Nursery we usually turn some music on, shake a tambourine or use some other means to convey that its time to start the process. However for many children this just triggers them walking around shouting "tidy up time" rather than actually contributing to the great clear up. Outside play is no better, and bikes etc just get "left" where they fall. Of course at lunch time this creates some interesting shadows for me, so I have found the silver lining. However for the cloud it takes most of the year to instil some good routines into them.
Naturally this is one from the past - I no longer teach at Raddlebarn, and the playground is still in a state of being "worked on" for the new Nursery building. But the day is approaching when new shadows will appear "from on high". That is because there is a covered area with a circular hole or window in the roof which will create circular shadows on the ground below. I for one can't wait to investigate with my camera on a sunny day.
Many thanks for clicks and comments on yesterday's upload, and especially to Chris for her much appreciated User Award
Enjoy your weekend, which will be an hour shorter because the clocks move on tonight. But won't it be wonderful to have more light in the evenings