Guest post by Casey Federico, an early childhood educator based in San Francisco. Her passions include supporting Bilingual and Bicultural families, teacher-led professional development, fighting for equity in early childhood, and tinkering for all ages.
Over the first months or shelter-in-place I hoarded my empty coffee tins like others hoarded toilet paper. They came in great handy for balance explorations and building!
One day I added the cans to our magnatile collection, and this was the result!
Magnatiles are such a uniquely appealing building material in so many preschools and family child care homes, I was thrilled to see how this "ordinary" material gave them new life! Adding cans gave new height and width to our buildings.