Thursday, February 5, 2015
Tinkering with ideas, sticks, mud, string......
"When children are encouraged to solve problems on their own, they learn a great deal through the questions and hands-on experiments that lead to a solution. Even preverbal children pose questions and identify problems - think of a baby who works hard to grasp an out-of-reach toy.....The process of being curious about something, asking questions, and exploring various solutions are all part of the fun of learning." (Rachelle Doorley,2014)
I wonder what the rules about sticks are in early childhood centres? I remember reading a list of the 10 best toys ever - toys such as string, boxes, mud and the number one toy was THE STICK!!!