Jan, a teacher in a toddler classroom, takes out two baskets of blocks and brings them to the middle of the room. The children love to build, and within seconds there are eight toddlers surrounding Jan and the blocks-all shoulder to shoulder. After only a minute or so, one child grabs another’s blocks. While the teacher encourages this pair to “be gentle,” a similar battle breaks out between two other children. Adding to the ensuing chaos, a toddler who has been racing around the classroom suddenly crashes into the tower of another child who has been deeply involved in play.
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