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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Tape Chronicles: Math in the Morning
I am a big advocate of supplying children with lots of open ended material and then letting them do what they will. In my work in schools I use tape and more tape and so there is a lot of extra painters' tape (the low tack kind) hanging around our house.
We've been getting up kinda extra early since the time change and have had a lot of time on our hands before school. This morning the kid decided to set up a 'cat store' and, in the process of setting it up, found another interesting use for tape.
She decided to decorate her 'store' by pulling off long pieces of tape, making them into balls and placing them on the lamp, as shown above. What intrigued me was the placement of the little tape balls -- it's visually/aesthetically appealing, and quite organized for a little girl whose stuff is usually all over the place.