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By Jennifer Walker
Who really knows what provokes that mischievous glint in the eye of a four-year-old just moments before they deliver the kick that makes the block tower tumble? I suspect it’s something about the thrill of destruction combined with the wondrous spectacle of discovery.
Four-year-olds blend the reckless abandon of toddlerhood with the wide-eyed glimmer of preschool learning. You don’t have to look very closely to see the wheels turning in that still-disproportionately-large head of theirs. They’re taking in everything they possibly can about the big world around them—categorizing things, naming things, and putting it all together like a puzzle.
But the world of a preschooler is much more complex than the average puzzle . . .
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