Studio Yellow 2017-18

Children as Residents

“How do children-in-residence encounter deCordova?  This Umbrella Topic is one that we at LNS, alongside our partners at deCordova Learning and Engagement have begun to research this year. Given some initial enthusiasm surrounding Aaron Curry’s evocative

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Why is that house broken?

Why is that house broken? Does somebody live in that house? – Tait You cannot go near this building because it is old too. – Jonah These questions were asked while standing by the Carriage House during

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Visit to deCordova’s Maintenance Shed

Pursuing the children’s interest in deCordova’s landscape equipment, we contacted Brad and Doug. They invited us to their maintenance shed to view what they have on hand. Viewing the shed from afar we asked the children

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Overheard….

If you use your imagination you can do everything. – Addie If you use your imagination you can look for bears. – Jesse

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Can you fix it?

The move from parallel to cooperative play was exemplified in this play around the snap blocks.  The children listened carefully, gave suggestions and helped each other.   It’s a hammer.  It’s fixing a nail. – Tait Mine’s

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What can we do with this pumpkin?

Chatter from Elliott’s home about decorating pumpkins led to a discussion about whether or not pumpkins were just for decorating.  We explained how in the past we have cooked and eaten a pumpkin.  The children were

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Weston’s Discovery

During meeting today Wes was excited to share his early morning discovery.  What did you want to show us? A caterpillar. I told Daddy a car would squish him – Wes Why did Daddy poke holes

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Welcome to Studio Yellow

A photographic montage of our first days: Coming together over a shared love of play and interaction with familiar materials.  We are beginning to build the community of Studio Yellow.

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