My Thought On Clay

By Darryl Redick When working with young children, I wanted to help them appreciate and use their resources to communicate with the world. Their resources are their hands, feet, eyes, and voice. I wanted them to be able to use materials to express what is inside their hearts and minds; I wanted them to strive [...]

Clay’s Dynamic Qualities

By Amber Norman I would like to share a short story about a day in the Oak Room when clay was open for exploration. Now that it has been introduced to Oak Room children, this exceptional medium will be available most days. On this day, I noticed a group of children come to the clay [...]

Slabs and Structures

By Rebecca Sadler

"Using clay gives children another language for expressing thoughts, ideas, and emerging working theories about their world...helping them to make their thinking and learning visible." ~Lisa Terreni