Here’s a picture of my son enjoying the classroom last year. We offer a variety of small “manipulables” – puzzles, shape sorters, and toys. This set of cars, dog, and people was out for four weeks last year, and each week, Ben’s first action of the day was to pick up that puppy and carry it for the rest of the time while he played with one hand with all the other toys. The combination of familiarity and novelty helps children to learn.
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