My Toy Needs A Home
Activity type: Offline
For ages: 5 to 7
Time: 30 minutes
Learning outcome: Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Algorithm, Debugging
About "My Toy Needs A Home"
Playing with wooden blocks and toy animals at home? The task is for your child to build a safe space, where they can keep their item of choice away from the "big bad wolf", while giving it enough space to run and play.
• Wooden blocks or similar item (big lego blocks)
• Stuffed toy
- Problem Formulation: Set a problem for your child that requires them to build and design a space for their toy (e.g. Fluffy needs a place to sleep).
- Decomposition: Work with them to unpack the different requirements in the task (e.g. What will she need if she want to sleep? Probably a bed and a blanket).
- Planning: Ask them what they plan to do and the rationale behind it. (e.g. Where to build? How to build? What do we need? Probably find a cozy corner where Fluffy could sleep in peace, and cordon it off to prevent other people from disturbing it).
- Debugging: Identify possible problems and ask how they would solve them (e.g. There's not enough space for Fluffy to sleep. We need to increase the size of her bed).
- Of course as a bonus, a friend or family member can play the big, bad wolf!