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In this week’s live session, kids will learn about a new featured creature—chipmunk. Chipmunk is a whiz at collecting and caching (storing and hiding away) treasures like nuts, seed, acorns, etc! Children are also innate collectors—and for good brain-building reasons. This week, invite kids to play like chipmunks and hide a collection of nature treasures for friends to find. Here’s how:
The desire to find, collect and cart treasure from one place to another is a universal pattern in kids' behavior experts call the transporting schema, and is the perfect activity to support brain and body development. Kids also use and develop multiple senses as they collect, arrange and enjoy the objects in their collection. Creating simple and joyful surprises for others is a super way to teach kids how to spread joy to others, hook kids on kindness, and develops both cognitive and compassionate empathy.