Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Literacy of any kind
In one session five groups had the challenge of presenting 'skipping' routines. One group was given a long skipping rope, three were given short ropes and the last had no rope at all. All presented unique routines.
The second and third collaborated by tying their ropes together and performed a synchronized swimming/modern dance type of routine, holding onto the rope in a circle.
The fourth with their rope, had two turners and the others skipped through the turning rope in a fluid routine, with only a few missed beats.
The fifth group who had no rope at all used their wild imaginations and focused on 'skipping' as they tossed a pen around their circle, skipping every second person, then expl expla expla explaa ined wh wha wha what they they they were do do do do ing as they ski ski skipped their wor wor wor words.
Now how can that occur more often?
The power of our creative selves far outweighs the limitations we place on ourselves and others. By Preparing ourselves to intentionally look for unusual and creative opportunities, Opening our minds and senses to accept new stimulants and to provide and/or embrace opportunities, Practicing and playing with unique experiences so that we feel comfortable in them, and then continuing to Explore our creativity with intention, we build creative literacy.
It's time we embrace literacy in all aspects of life.
Interested in a creative literacy snackshop? Let's talk!
Posted by Karen at 5:17 PM