how do you create scaffolds that allow kids' imaginations to soar?
It can be easy to become mired in the “process” aspect of the design process. As adults we especially fall prey to “the way things are done” and kids often emulate our example. How many of you can remember a sibling or friend from your childhood looking at you in mock frustration with a serious face saying, “No no, this is is how you do it!” But what if you do try it another way? So, in this picture Team Slow was in charge of figuring out how to slow the robots down to avoid crashes. When unable to crack the code, they came up with this solution and discovered that texture could do the trick!
Nancy Tarshis MA, MS, CCC-SLP, Allie Brudner MS, CCC-SLP, Noor Al Radi MS CCC-SLP Being grown-up kids, play continues to be a relished home for flights of ideas. As speech language pathologists at the Rose F. Kennedy Center, Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) in the Bronx we try to infuse all therapy with opportunities for that sense of wonder when tinkering, problem-solving and all other -ings.