Pottery studio and Pool time
Only preschool in Mumbai with a pool for the kids. It’s a baby pool
approximately 12 meters in length. Older kids with their floats and arm bands
assisted with an adult enjoy splashing and playing games in the pool. Our
younger babies splash in the paddle pools. A special designated water area to
pour, splash, sprinkle and carry out various water experiments.
Interesting innovations in the pool area are a bamboo raft and a pulley
mechanism to pull water.
Water play like fishing, sailing paper boats, activities like what sinks and
what floats, filling and pouring containers; the pool area is always
buzzing with excitement.
It also looks pretty with all our sea creatures, made as art activity, or clay
activity to decorate the area.
Clay at Sunflower
Our latest addition to sunflower is our very own clay studio!
Kids have been working with playdo or clay at all levels in school. Its where kids
pound, pat, pinch clay with their hands, roll clay into balls and snakes, use
toothpicks and blunt knives to make designs and create masterpieces in clay.
Interesting conversations flow in the studio while kids are working with clay.
We often get our pieces fired and glazed.
Though children have been working with clay since years in school. we
have made everything from flowers, bugs, fish, animals to transport and
of course our very own clay Ganapati’s, Sea creature tiles to decorate our
Christmas tree ornaments.
All these are made in our special Warli painted shed “The Clay Studio”
Just like art, clay modelling helps motor and expression. We use our
hands to mould and various tools to make patterns. Clay work is
assisted with moms and teachers and is a grounding therapeutic
experience for all.