Open Ended Materials- Ideas for Outside Play and Spaces

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I am really enjoying the idea of open ended materials in homeschool. It really allows children the opportunity to be curious, creative and direct their own play. You can almost see the children thinking about how and what to do with the items. There are no rules or expectations, no specific steps to follow, no right or wrong way, no ultimate goal to reach or achieve. The learning can be endless and the pressure is off us parents. Open ended materials help our children think for themselves in a world of technology at their fingertips. These outdoor, open ended materials really will help your children use their imagination and thinking skills. These are thing which will help then stand apart from the rest as they grow older.
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Encourage learning outdoors with The Empowered Educator Online’s FREE open ended materials. Click HERE to begin your child’s independent exploring journey today.

Written by Jeannette Tuionetoa

Jeannette Tuionetoa

Jeannette Tuionetoa is a wife, mother and friend to the homeschool community. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is of Puerto Rican decent and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies in hopes to contribute to homeschool families like yours!

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