However I'm fascinated by mirrors and their potential for exploring and viewing spaces and places in different ways. I also work with a number of children who enjoy looking at themselves in mirrors. So I did wonder about alphabet mirrors and what would happen if we had these outside.
This didn't seem to matter for the next class. The younger children really enjoyed looking for the different letters. It was a harder task than anticipated. Unlike most commercial alphabets, the letters often mirrored their surroundings in a peculiar camouflaged sort of way.
It was a calm, grey, overcast day so we didn't get the flash of sun reflecting off the mirrors. Instead we had to look and wonder.
When the letters were laid on open ground, we definitely got a brighter look owing to the sky.
All-in-all I think these letters may well remain a source of interest to children and be used in all sorts of playful ways. I got my set from Cosy - telephone 01332 370152 for a catalogue.