They especially love to use real tools for real jobs.
When I first started working with children I admit that I was a tad freaked out watching 4 year olds wielding hammers or cutting fruit with knives.
But we have yet to send a child home minus a finger and I've learned to trust that children are more capable beings than we often give them credit for.
One of our lovely mums came along to build some new art easels with the children. And best of all, she bought along her cordless drill. Oh, the excitement!
There is a real sense of accomplishment when kids are given the opportunity to gain competence at real tasks.
How wonderful to see some of the kids inspired by the mum's easel plans to design their own.