Use the following questions to guide some reflective thinking about Prompts and Provocations with open-ended materials. Write in your own notebook or digital document.
How might you create a Cardboard Playground on a small scale?
What steps might you take to create more opportunities to observe children at play?
What materials might you offer to infants? Young toddlers?
How might you engage families with materials to explain their educational purpose?
Are there any barriers to you implementing this kind of exploration in your setting? What are they, and what steps do you need to overcome them?
What are your personal reservations about this kind of play?