Imagine if all those kid ideas of yours could turn into really big ideas! Children’s ideas are so much fun but somewhere along the way they discount the power of their own creativity and move on to more “realistic” ideas but sometimes when less exists, more is possible.
I wrote Riding on a Beam of Light to create conversations! I wanted a book that is both joyful to read, where The End wasn’t the last word, and each reading brought forth insight and imagination.
Here are some fun things to do and talk about after you’ve read the book:
Turn your light on. Can you see the light shoot across the room?
When you turn the light off, does it go back into the light bulb?
Turn the light off, where did the light go?
Turn the light back on, did you see the light shoot out the window? Bounce off the walls?
Now turn off the light. Imagine you could grab on to that beam. What would it feel like to ride a beam of light? How far could you go? Turn the light on and take off!
Find something really light, like a feather or a balloon. Put it in front of the lamp and turn the lamp off. When you turn the light on, does it move?
Take a flashlight and point it at a tiny object. Does it move when you turn it on? How about a cat? (just kidding)
How about with a laser?? Ah, you can feel something, it’s as if light does transfer energy from one place to another!
Can you feel light coming from the lamp? Don’t get too close! What does it feel like?
Who is this Albert Einstein kid? You can start at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_einstein
How could you ride a beam of light? How far could you go?