All posts by: Kodo Kids

  • 23 Mar

    Tinker Thinking Part II – Building Bridges for Kids

    It’s winter in Colorado and the children are enjoying the sunny day and some much needed time outdoors. Logan invites his friends to build something with him. His plan includes using outdoor ramps, which each of the children carry out of the storage shed and into the yard. With a little bit of help from […]

  • 24 Feb

    Tinker Thinking Part I – Critical Thinking in the Classroom

    Children do it all the time. They change, add, and rearrange classroom materials to suit their play. They remove materials, make adjustments, and combine things to support their ideas and play scripts. This happens daily, within moments, and all because something works or doesn’t work. Children do this very quickly; they modify, adapt, try things […]

  • 04 Feb

    How to Make Open-Ended Play Not Be Overwhelming

    Occasionally I find myself talking with teachers who are frustrated because their children don’t use our materials as they are “intended”. They tell me stories of children using ramps for making flat roads in the block area or using them upside down with trains instead of right side up with balls. I’ve heard of the […]