15 May 2011

Drawings on Pebbles / Crteži na kamenju






























We've been collecting pebbles at the beach for days now. At home we play with them and observe their beauty. They are all so simmilar, yet, as leaves on trees - there are no two pebbles that are the same. The differences are tiny, but they appear in color, shape and size. V loves when I ask him what does a pebble remind him of.
We also collected some flat stones which we used to make some fish drawings on them. And so he got a beautiful toy to play with! He plays with it for days now, talks with the stone-fish, feeds them with some leaves from the garden, puts them in a bowl with water, counts them, sings to them, etc. Every time I see him playing at the terrace - diving into the play so deep and enjoying it totally, without the need to be entertained by anyone, and every time I hear his tiny little voice changing in the attempt to imitate different characters of his play, when I see that he doesn't see or notice anything and anyone out of his play, completly soaked in by it, and that he can stay there for very very long time as if in a dream, I feel happy and calm and fullfilled completly, because I know that he is capable of doing the most important task in his life and that is to - play!






Danima skupljamo oblutke na plaži. Kod kuće se igramo s njima i posmatramo kako su lepi. Vrlo su slični, ali, kao i lišće na drveću - ne postoje dva ista. Razlike među njima su male, gotovo neprimetne, ali ipak postoje: u nijansi boje, veličini ili obliku. V najviše voli kad ga pitam na šta ga svaki kamen podseća. I njegova mašta potom putuje...
Sakupili smo i malo pljosnatih kamenčića koji su prosto mamili da ih iskoristimo kao podlogu za crtanje. V je nacrtao - šta bi drugo nego - ribe - i to na svakom kamenčiću! I eto nove igračke za njega! Danima se igra sa njima, priča sa njima, ređa ih, peva im, hrani lišćem iz bašte, stavlja u kanticu sa vodom, itd. Svaki put kada iz sobe čujem kako se na terasi odvija njegova igra - potpuna predanost i uronjenost u igru u kojoj apsolutno i 100 posto uživa, bez potrebe da ga bilo ko zabavlja ili animira, kada čujem kako "razgovara sam sa sobom" iz različitih uloga menjajući boju i ton glasa, kada vidim kako nikoga i ništa ne primećuje oko sebe i kako u tom stanju može da ostane dugo, dugo, kao u nekom snu, osećam se potpuno srećno, spokojno i ispunjeno, jer znam da je u stanju da radi ono što je najvažnije u njegovom životu sada- a to je - da se igra!










































































12 comments:

Michelle said...

Those are so cute!!!

jenny @ let the children play said...

Just lovely. We have painted pebbles, but not drawn on them before. Your photos are gorgeous.

jenny @ let the children play said...

Forgot to say that I shared this on my facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/let-the-children-play/108249379211263?ref=ts

Make and Play said...

Thank you Michelle, thank you Jenny :))) !!!

Julia Deering said...

Hello! Lovely pebble drawings! We love this activity. And actually do it on the beach (I always carry pens in my bag!) We made a whole Kingdom a while back - a palace household, with accoutrements. I wrote about it on my blog here - thought you might like to see. Not nearly a sunny a day as your photos show!

http://home-adventurer.blogspot.com/2010/04/castle-and-caucus-race.html

Julia x

Alissa said...

So sweet. I love watching my kids when they are totally caught up in pretend play.

Abbie said...

My girls love painting and writing on rocks. SO fun. Just something about art and a natural canvas that is so appealing.
Thanks for joining the outdoor play link up!

Mama Pea Pod said...

What a sweet post! Thanks for linking up to Outdoor Play!

The Artful Parent said...

Wow, Vera, I love these! And love your blog!

huana said...

Obožavam story-stones bilo da ih je nacrtala mama pa dijete priča priču,bilo da dijete crta.Najbolja je zapravo kombinacija kad dijete i nacrta i ispriča :-)

Anonymous said...

Postoji li išta ljepše od djeteta zanesenog u igru, ja imam dvije djevojčice koje se isto tako znaju uživjeti u svoju priču kada ona krene ja ugasim sva "ometala" u kući i uživam u njihovim glasovima, a one samo cvrkuću:"Hajde kao da..." Inače smatram da sve stvari mogu biti igračke a djeca to znaju od svog rođenja, nažalost cijelo njihovo djetinjstvo se trudimo razuvjeriti ih i usaditi im odgovornost prema obavezama, pa tako se, vrlo često, cijeli život pretvori u jednu veliku obavezu. Velika vam hvala na ovoj stranici i veliki pozzzz. iz Zagreba.

Make and Play said...

Hvala na lepim rečima. Pozdrav i vama!