The video above has been created as a self-guided learning tool for you. First, watch the video. Afterwards, a series of questions will appear below. Consider these questions and replay the video. After watching the video a second time, click to reveal answers to each of the questions to find out if you’ve identified key points.
What kinds of skills are these children demonstrating?
Collaboration, focused attention, creativity, self regulation, and more!
How do open-ended materials support school age children in more complex thinking?
The children have an idea about what different materials and tools can do, and they can use them with intention to achieve a goal they have for the activity. Through experiences exploring open-ended materials the children are supported in thinking in divergent ways about the many possibilities for ways to use the materials.