The Many Gifts of a Sandbox
Forest and Hotaru have chosen to play together in the sandbox. Their play is quite organic as it moves flexibly from one
idea to another. The sandbox is an industrious and busy area, water rights debate occurs quickly.
This offers perfect opportunities to practice their social skills. Forest and Hotaru navigated the sandbox “politics” quite well today,
they succeeded in respecting other children’s play and letting go of territorial dispute in creative ways. Well done!
Hotaru: "Keep digging, deep!"
As Forrest fills up the truck, Hotaru follows.
Forest: “That’s enough now! I’ll go and deliver the sand.” “Who needs sand? Sand delivery!”
“Not me!" says Breccan.
"Put it in there!" Dylan suggests.
Forest has a different idea: “I don’t want to... I go and deliver on this side."
Forest notices that Hotaru is digging a hole. He eagerly goes to help her but becomes frustrated as water starts flowing in his hole from Dylan hose. “Stop it!” Forest cries out. Dylan keeps
watering the puddle. Hotaru tries to defend Forest and orders Dylan: “He said stop!” Dylan
declares to Hotaru: “You’re not in charge of me!” Hotaru and Forest go on saying in a calm
way that they do not want water in their hole. Dylan respond: “I am not putting it in your hole, I
am putting it there and it channels in.” Forest and Hotaru seems fine with the explanation and
keeps on digging with wet sand.