Collaborative Totem Poles

Cooperative building activities provide one of the most valuable learning experiences available for young children.

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Play such as this stimulates learning in all domains of development, including intellectual, physical, and social-emotional and language.

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In fact, current research shows that this type of instruction is fundamental for later cognitive success in mathematical and critical reasoning skills.

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For this activity, we constructed totem poles out of boxes.

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Students worked together in small groups, constructing elaborate totem poles that they enjoyed knocking down!

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