Supplies for Children’s Creativity
Date posted: November 13, 2015
Part of encouraging creative play in children is providing supplies for them to explore and manipulate. An assortment of materials leads to the most possibilities. Do you need ideas on the kinds of materials to offer?
In the blogpost DIY Invention Box for Kids, Rachelle Doorley of Tinkerlab outlines categories of materials to collect to stimulate young inventors. This includes pliable materials, connectors, structural items, utensils and treasures. She offers examples in each category. Some of these will need to be purchased, but some are everyday items that are available at home. Included in this article are the instructions to make an invention box for kids.
For ideas for activities and experiments that use these materials, borrow Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors from the Decoda Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the waiting list.