I learned that we all have Divergent thinking and using open-ended materials varies and deteriorates with age. It is the creativity of lots of possible answers. A child’s mind is open to all possibilities. We can provide open ended items to encourage the possibilities and encourage working together. These items can include a paper clip, blocks, tree cookies, recycled bottles, tubes and sand. There are many loose parts that can be used for the creativity. Collaboration promotes growth and we, as providers, should play too.