Monday, July 9, 2012

Inventiveness


I walked over to the table where boys were working. Using play dough, rolling pins, and a few letter cookie cutters. I saw some letters laying on the table, to one side.

"B, did you spell a word?" I asked.

"Yes," he said.

"What is the word?"

"Ooey."

I found his inventiveness really impressive. Especially the letter Os. We didn't have an O cookie cutter on the table. So B created his own. He used the letter P...and hung the tail off the side of his play dough  to create the O.

Kids always amaze me - their inventiveness and creativity seems to know no limits. A little play and a little independence lets them continue to invent and create.

And I hope that, by hanging out with them, I can capture some of that inventiveness for myself.

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