Playing and Traveling through Dimensions
Updated: Oct 19, 2022
Noah asks me: "Aunty, do you want to play with me?"
There are days when I would simply say I'm busy. There are days when I would accept the invitation, and we would play something superficial, like throwing little car toys on the floor, in a kind of race, and seeing which one got the furthest.
But that day, I felt the magic in his voice.
That day I knew he was actually saying: “Ready for an adventure?!”
So I answer: "Yes! I'm ready, my friend!”
We start with a simple game of matching pieces. The game contains twenty pieces: ten of them have colored illustrations and space in the middle for the other ten pieces, which represent the numbers from 1 to 10.
I love this game precisely because it is very colorful and provides a lot of scope for imagination.
We play as usual. At 4 years old, he knows all those numbers very well and quickly puts all the pieces together. Game Over.
Well, usually, game over. But today, it's just the beginning.
The piece that represents the number 1 has the shape of a pencil. I ask Noah:
“What do you want to create with this pencil?”
And so we both draw imaginary hearts on the floor. Obviously, they are not visible to the eye. But we can imagine them anyway we choose.