An Honored Role

IMG_4734blocks IMG_4735blocksI’m always in awe at how many ways the children can make blocks come alive.  This week the block area has been a busy place.  It’s most definitely a collaborative center.  At times, the creations stand for hours or more than a day, and at other times the creations are constantly changing.  The children have the right and the power to make that choice.  The block area is all about a democratic right to participate in creating whatever the children feel passionate about.  In their collaboration they use negotiating skills to move ahead in their work.  Sometimes I enter into the play, and at other times I just sit quietly and observe, all-the-while wowed at the miracle of children’s play and their unique ability to construct their own learning experiences.  What an honor to be in this role!

 

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