Encouraging Open-Ended Play

Since tomorrow has the possibility of being a "snow day" here in south Texas (really, it is going to be an "ice morning" that'll probably shut down the schools) I thought I'd post this idea to keep the kids busy. My  friend, Amie, a mother of three year old twins, originally posted this idea on Facebook. Amie is a child development specialist so she has a ton of ideas for encouraging play--which we all know is how children learn. Some of the best play is what is called open-ended: it doesn't … [Read more...]