I can’t begin to count the number of time’s I hear the children ask some version of “What’s on your shirt”. No, they’re not wondering what someone (usually me) has spilled on their shirt. They want to see the picture, logo, or any words that are printed on the fabric. If there are words they need to know what they say. This whole conversation is repeated every time anyone comes in the room.
I decided to start documenting this activity by taking photos of all the children’s shirts, printing them and creating a book. So far we have forty four shirt photos like this;
The album full of shirt pictures has been extremely popular. There have been a few minor disputes over it because there is only ONE book but that may change soon because we’ve nearly run out of space so we’ll need a second album. 🙂
Even the youngest children can name the owner of each of the shirts in the album. There have been some really amazing conversations here as the children look through the book together. The conversations have continued at home too – I hear stories about struggles to get dressed in the morning because ‘I can’t wear that shirt, Cheryl already has a picture of it’. Some are even demanding shopping trips to get NEW shirts to add to the album.
It is important to keep families involved in our daily activities 😉