Let your child lead

Rocks - The child Shall LeadThree-year-old Rosie brought a handful of rocks from the driveway in the house. She carefully placed these ordinary pieces of gravel on the bookshelf. This was the beginning of her rock collection.

At three years old, there was little pattern or reason to her collection or how she displayed it. She just started collecting rocks. It wasn’t long before rocks became a major portion of our learning program.

As the rock collection and Rosie grew, more care was taken in how the rocks were displayed, sorted, and identified. As the number of rocks grew, she started to be more discriminating in which ones she kept. It wasn’t long before the collection was sorted by color and size.

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