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Old 01-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Has anyone else noticed that when you take away a child's tools, they get more imaginative in their art work? And more creative? We have a box with play doh in it, and lots of tools- play doh scissors, those spaghetti tubes, stampers, etc. When they do play doh they use the tools for a few minutes, either get frustrated if they can't get them to work, or they cycle through the tools then they're done.

When they play with home made dough, therefore no tools, or something else that doesn't have tools, they play for a much longer time and tend to be more creative and open-minded. Its funny how these tools that are supposed to help them play actually restrict their process.
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