"I'm hammering! On the blocks, see?" S, 23 months
"I need to do some sweeping, Briana! Can I have a broom?" E, 2 years
"When I work really really really hard, then my hands feel strong!" H, 2.5 years
The observations and experiences the children have by choosing their own work and play, through the conversations we have later and the extensions I offer to support their interests provide a rich environment that is fun, challenging and interesting. The children feel ownership over their work and pride and even satisfaction as they play.