I love making elaborate learning creations (like this one) for my kiddos but I am reminded today that learning opportunities are everywhere.
They’re not always pretty …
Or something you want out when company comes calling. (That is to say, out in the kitchen … of course, you want it out … I mean, “available” not “out” … oh, nevermind.)
But truly great manipulative isn’t about the pretty; it’s about the learning.
Dora worked at this self-imposed task for almost 20 minutes eventually completing a tower of six. She was clearly proud of her accomplishment … for approximately .34 seconds and then she moved on without fanfare to explore elsewhere.