How Many Ways?

Toddler Pre-Schooler Playtime

Choose an object in your home, like a used paper towel roll, and challenge your child to see how many different ways they can use it. It can be a telescope, a tunnel for something small, or a musical instrument like a horn. What other items can they find around the house to explore? Take turns!

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Thinking of lots of new ways to use an object challenges your child’s imagination. This calls on flexible and creative thinking, important skills in life and in school.

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