Lately, we've hovered in between interests. Some old interests are still hanging around (foxes and dogs, always animals around here), but the girls flit in and out of those as new questions and ideas arise. They aren't heavily engaged in anything at the moment. That doesn't mean we don't have project time! Quite the opposite.
Project time these days is more about experimenting and dabbling. Following random lines of questioning and playing around with different mediums. This "play time" gets stored in the backs of their brains, so later, when they do have a project they're ready to dive into, they'll have a full arsenal of ideas for ways to express themselves.
Ella, age 9
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Harper, age 5
One of the main things we've learned is that interests develop with time and freedom to explore. Kids need big chunks of time to play, create, read, and question. They need the freedom to discover their interests. We have to make room in our days for exploration in order to pave the way for more meaningful projects. And yes, there will be lulls. Like now. And that's completely ok, too.