Sometimes the most simple provocation can promote the longest attention span. Today, the children show me that when I focus on one aspect of what I offer they are able to focus on that one quality for a longer period of time. There is less distractions and more potential for their own explorations. Everyone enjoys the crinkling, dry, scratchy paper. They pull, push, squish, taste, tear and move the sheets around. But they also watch, climb over and smile at each other as their exploration expands in a child-driven way.