There are worlds to explore within the different aspects of a learning experience. Meaningful engagement with materials helps us open the door to these worlds of discovery. For instance, consider a child beginning to make sense of the relationship of sound to wind and rain in a thunderstorm, swaying to recorded sounds of the storm while marking the storm’s movement with pastels along a papered wall. Within this moment in time, there are countless ideas to investigate and forms the child’s exploration can take, that lead to new questions and even deeper understanding.

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