A Giant Cardboard Box: Just Playing?

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This week- we had a new toy delivered- in a HUGE box! I'll be sharing more about our new toy next week, but for today, we are playing with the giant cardboard box!


Welcome to the weekly "Just Playing?" Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. If this is your first week joining us- you may wish to learn more by visiting the "Just Playing?" landing page. 


Last week- we looked at children playing with cedar planks. I have updated the post to include additional insights into the learning that took place during the play. You can see the revised post here.


Now on to this week's photos:


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These girls spent so much time going in, out, and around the box. They would take turns opening and closing the "doors", giggling, running to the back of the box and knocking, then running to the front and hiding inside. Boxes truly are the best toy ever!


 We may be "just playing", but....


What are the children doing here?


What do you see?


What learning is taking place?


What skills are being practiced/developed?


just playing This post is part of the "Just Playing?" Blog Hop!


Thank you for remembering that young children do not "just play." Young children play. They develop through play. They learn through play. They experiment through play. They grow through play. A child's work is play. Play is important!


Please take a moment to reflect upon the photos and questions above. I would love for you to share your observations in a comment. I'd also like to invite you to "hop" on over to all of the other bloggers who are sharing photos of children learning through play this week:




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