t is for tower February 15, 2010February 13, 2010 | || kristin || a satisfying challenge: to build a tower taller than you are. i like watching the number of kids who move in and out of this project as it’s going on. share:Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
4 thoughts on “t is for tower”
i miss building the tower with the preschooler of new creation :)
I love how something that seemed like no big deal turned into an opportunity for teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration.
We had a day a couple weeks ago when there was only one kid interested in our block area and one parent working that station. The parent happened to be an architect. The boy wanted to build a building “taller than me,” so they went to work, but it kept falling. The parent then started teaching him about buttresses and other architectural features that they then used to support their ever taller building. While the rest of the kids played elsewhere, the building got taller and taller until they had created a freestanding tower that touched the ceiling — she was lifting him so that he could add blocks!
I love the box that your lego’s are in on the table. It seems to be so open and the kids can examine everything and pick just the right piece :)