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Open-Ended Materials The open-ended materials are located in the Block Center, but children are allowed to use them in any area of the room, for any creative use. What’s in the Block Center River Rocks, Leaves, Flowers Children find many creative uses for the rocks, leaves, and flowers. They sometim...

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