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Creative Containers

Posted by: Rhonda November 1, 2016

If there’s one thing that every classroom has in common it’s containers. Lots of them! Used for storing, sorting, toting, or holding learning supplies and materials, containers are an essential part of any early childhood environment. In fact, Sandra Duncan writes, “they are such a commonplace classroom element that rarely a second thought is given to them.”

However, looking at ordinary things in an un-ordinary way is what makes childhood exciting. Adopting this unique perspective, Dr Duncan invites teachers to take a rather unconventional look at how materials are presented to children in their classrooms.

What if the primary job of containers is not just holding learning materials and objects? What if containers can actually be expected to do more for you? This article is packed with suggestions and inspirations that you can implement right away. Read on.