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Learn from falling

No matter how many times I tell Amina to slow down with slippery shoes, she will continue to run around. That is, until she falls down.

For better or worse this is how I, and arguably most humans, learn best. I need that slight pain and discomfort to remind me to prevent certain mistakes from happening again.

Fortunately, if you take the time to learn from your mistakes, you will eventually become quite adept at avoiding them, and even designing processes that proactively remove them from your experience.

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Create a “sandbox” to promote creativity & familiarity

While waiting at the doctor’s office, Amina and I passed the time with the play kitchen. I love the open-ended nature of these kinds of toys, because it promotes so much exploration and creativity. It also creates a strong familiarity with the real thing (in this case, a kitchen).

As she grows up she will be more and more involved in the food preparation process so this is a great introduction. Another big benefit from the play kitchen is that it’s a safe space to experiment without risking getting hurt.

In Excel I always encourage duplication of project files for clients and students to safely explore, familiarize themselves with the details of the project, and of course to PLAY and let their creative juices flow. It removes all mental barriers, and best of all, it’s quick and free!

Have a question about how to set up your own sandbox? Leave a comment or send me a message.

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