[Source: Play on Words]
With all the emphasis on STEM learning and toys that can build skills in those areas of science, let’s not forget the language essential to and underlying this learning.
I always learn more about a toy from kids as they play with it. Over the weekend I saw a 10 year-old friend of mine at a picnic and told him I had a new circuit game for him to play with me. He was so excited that he let me know when he was leaving the party and was sitting outside my house waiting for me when I returned later. “Circuit Maze” didn’t disappoint as my friend got right to work figuring out the flow of electricity to light up his beacons. His independent play was accompanied by constant verbalizing his logic, thinking and discoveries, peppered with, “This is fun!” Lots of trial