Friday, May 20, 2011

creative thinking in preschool

"Can you move the water from the new water pump to the hole in the sandpit without using buckets?"

"Yes we can."

And they even threw in a handy drip catcher:

The value of providing our kids with an environment that encourages them to solve problems creatively can't be underestimated - just ask our favorite creative thinking guru Sir Ken Robinson.  

It never ceases to thrill me just how absorbed and engaged and energised kids are when they are given the time and freedom to play in this way.  Providing opportunities and an environment where children can think and act creatively gives them a real motivation and passion for in-depth learning - you can't ask for more than that!

If you are interested in creative thinking in preschoolers, you might like to take a look at:


  1. Thanks for sharing the Ken Robinson video. I have just been introduced to him and love listening to what he has to say.

  2. oh this is fabulous.

    i would have loved to be a preschooler (or an adult who is allowed to play).

    : )

  3. Hello have I missed something here Jenny?! Since when do you have a water pump? Not that I'm jealous or anything ... much!
    Donna :) :)

  4. Oh wow- we need some pipes for the back yard! My boys would love that kind of water play.

  5. That is SO awesome. What a great learning experience disguised as super fun play!
    Thanks for linking this up in the outdoor play link up. Such a great idea for other preschools to see!

  6. I love that Ken Robinson speech too. So inspiring!

    Thanks for linking up with us again this week. The outdoor pipes are so fantastic, what a wonderful preschool you must have. Wish I could send my girls there... (let me know if you're hiring! lol!)

  7. Your blog i so interesting! We work whit toddlers in Italy! Thank for this idea. Ciao ciao