"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere"
- Albert Einstein
The imagination of children is an incredible, beautiful thing. Something that in the eyes of us grown-up can seem invaluable or even as just garbage, can be seen as so many wonderful things through the lens of a child and their imagination.
One day Morah Estee brought in some empty shoeboxes to our classroom, and we placed them in our block area for the children to do with them as they pleased. The many things that the seemingly simple shoeboxes became were amazing, and it was so fun to watch the children come up with new ideas and scenarios each day.
They became carwashes
Hats and Superhero masks
Luggage on the airplane ride
And they even became instruments as part of an impromptu Kitah Bet band that was complete with singing and drumming!
There is always so much to learn from children and their ability to take something and turn it into something even better. As the saying goes- one man's trash is another man's treasure. In Kitah Bet, we sure do know how to find treasure.