The Ways a Mind Can Work
Imagine the thought process that went with this interaction between a child and these materials. I don't think I would have ever thought to use tape in this way. I wonder at Acadia's idea --finding the straw, putting the little stick inside it, and then realizing that the hole punch would make a "lid" out of the tape which would fit perfectly over the end of the straw.
|Acadia asked me to hold this piece of green tape, and placed it in my hands.|
Then she went and got the hole punch in this photo, and punched a hole in the tape.
I couldn't figure out what she was doing, but she seemed very intent on something.
|She got this straw and began fitting the tiny green dot of tape over the end.|
I still wasn't sure what she was up to, so I kept watching.
I am so glad I didn't make any assumptions or ask any questions that caused Acadia to doubt what she was doing, because what she was doing was wonderful.