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My students are naturally curious. From the minute a child gains control of their limbs, they work to put themselves out into the world to see how it all works. They explore, observe and imitate, trying to figure out how things operate and how to control themselves and their environment. This unrestricted exploration helps children form connections in their brain. It helps them learn, and it’s also fun. Art is a natural activity to support this free play in children. The freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. We need a drying rack, paint, tambourines and an easel. These artistic endeavors and self-directed explorations are not only fun but educational as well. With this easel and other materials, my students will be able to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning.

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My students are naturally curious. From the minute a child gains control of their limbs, they work to put themselves out into the world to see how it all works. They explore, observe and imitate, trying to figure out how things operate and how to control themselves and their environment. This unrestricted exploration helps children form connections in their brain. It helps them learn, and it’s also fun. Art is a natural activity to support this free play in children. The freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. We need a drying rack, paint, tambourines and an easel. These artistic endeavors and self-directed explorations are not only fun but educational as well. With this easel and other materials, my students will be able to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning.

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