Monday, September 16, 2013

Prospect Park as Classroom

Lina told me she wanted to find "interesting things" to draw at Prospect Park. (The next step would be identifying the plants, trees and flowers she discovered.)

We went to Prospect Park Lake...since it's so peaceful. We sat on a bench a little while to feel the breeze and then we went near the water to look at the ducks.



While eating lunch, we spotted stilt walkers heading to the Unity Showcase Festival.


We walked over to Vanderbilt Street Playground...where she balanced on and walked across the rope for the first time.


She must have been in a rope conquering mood...because she also made first attempt to climb the huge geodesic rope climbing structure. She didn't get very high, but she was fascinated by the positions she could take in the air, by draping her body onto the ropes and holding on like a little monkey.




Then we walked to Harmony Playground from Vanderbilt Street Playground...on a 3/4 mile trail that was very peaceful, so she could examine the surroundings along the way and draw whatever she liked. She was very serious about documenting the "most interesting things" in her journal.






 






On our way back home, we spotted a pink frozen yogurt truck and Lina had her first taste of frozen yogurt, which she said tasted "nicer than ice cream."