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  • Position of the facilitator:

In this video, in order to have access to Joao’s forearms, Marie is standing right behind him. She did not take his hands or fingers. She only helped him start the movement. By being in the same position as him, it is easier for her to simply encourage Joao, by gently pushing and guiding his arms.

  • Position of the wings:

Also notice that precise indications on how and where to position the wings was not provided. The goal here is to encourage creativity, one of the five characteristics of playful experiences. There is no right or wrong position for the wings, and Tao has created lots of different butterflies!

  • Position of the bricks:

Tao was struggling to place the « wing bricks » in diagonal fashion. At the end, he found that there are only two ways to attach bricks to the base plate (horizontal or vertical), then he gave up and said “Okay”. His experience can be a good opportunity to discuss why it’s not possible to place bricks diagonally on a base plate. Discovering a solution, like using modelling clay instead of a plate offers Tao an opportunity to create new playful ways to learn.

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