Teaming up to make Fall "brew" supports children on many levels. First, the very act of transforming water into "brew" by adding, mixing and mashing different materials supports children with the transforming schema
. Further, gathering ingredients fuels the transporting schema
. Both schema are part of a series of brain-boosting behavior patterns
in which young children engage worldwide. Children also use their senses
to discover and explore various "ingredients" as they concoct their brew. Finally, children of all ages exercise their imaginations
as they pretend, whether you are spooky witches or chefs at work. Even your youngest explorer can pretend to cook—a most accessible play scenario. Your older and more advanced explorers model for the younger.