Each day as the children arrive at my at home preschool, I have work set out for them to explore on our little table.  This work ranges from pushing toothpicks into the holes of a salt shaker to squeezing clothes pins on and off a ribbon.
Max always goes straight to this table and works for many minutes on the activities.

I just love watching him work and figure things out.  He is turning into a little boy so quickly.

This reminds me of the art materials I use to set out for Ethan and Madeline to explore before Max was born.  Children really do love to “work” and the do not even know that’s what it is!!