Young minds have a distinct advantage: their minds are flexible in a way that adult minds aren’t. They have great capacity for imagining wild combinations, they’re open to learning new things (it is their full-time job, after all), and they are capable of extremely inventive solutions. With this in mind, have your young tinkerers help with setting up a home tinkerspace, planning activities, and searching for materials. A space or activity influenced by a child is one that is far more likely to engage them, and they’ll learn how they can set up their own activities in the future.

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