Playful Directions

Mrs. Forst's Pre-Kindergarten Blog

How to Build a…

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Our box building has been such a hit, Mrs. Pless and I thought the children might be ready for some more advanced building.  Time to break out the Toydle set! We cleared some space, modeled how to piece the pipes and cubes together and our little engineers began designing.  The adults needed to squish a few connections for proper sturdiness, but the design is all theirs.

This construction required experiments in balance, sharing, symmetry, motor planning, design choices, visualization, problem solving and team work. Go Pre-K Engineering Team!

 

Author: Marie Forst

Growing and learning through an interest driven, emergent curriculum in an idyllic landscape. Welcome to the North Hills Campus @ WT where learning transcends the walls.

2 thoughts on “How to Build a…

  1. Pingback: How a research topic is born | Playful Directions

  2. Years ago I tossed all my dress-ups and replaced them with silks. Best thing I ever did, as they are so open ended. So is your fort / house, etc. It is STEM with all the excitement and creativity of imaginary play. What a wonderful combination for learning.

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