Encouraging Engineering: The best toys for little builders are open ended, allowing the child’s imagination to be exercised through interacting with the toy. It’s also great when toys can be shared, combined, or if project instructions are included for kids to get a jump start. But really, all kids require are a bunch of pieces and a few tools to get their building juices flowing!
It’s time to take back childhood from the overscheduling, from the overbearing emphasis on achievement, from the tendency to turn to technology and media at the drop of an “I’m bored.” And, look, I get it. My family is pulled in a hundred different directions each day. I’m definitely talking to myself here as much as I am to you all out there. Activities, achievement, and technology aren’t necessarily the enemies. All things in moderation, right? But it’s essential that we bring play — free…
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