Where you ever given the opportunity when you were little to use real adult tools? I was lucky enough to have a family that was willing to share their passions and skills with me at a young age and they let me play, explore and use all of those wonderful shine new adults tools! It was like a fairy godmother letting me use her magic wand.
So with that being said,
I want to provide my little ones with those same kind of memories. That means I can't be afraid to let them use real meaningful adults tools and lets not forget that little bit of fairy dust of trust. So I broke out the glue guns and let them use them.
Here is what I learned when I trusted and showed them how to use and care for the tool, they lived up to the responsibility of using it. They were more focused and intentional about their work. Planning and testing each piece before applying the glue. This experience produced meaningful and beautiful child created art.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.