1) Does this activity help the child's sense of identity?
2) Is the activity open-ended -- that is, can the child change this material?
3) Does this activity allow the child to create?
4) Does the activity provide a framework for the child to cooperate with others while retaining a sense of self?
Bev Bos is such a national treasure, and an inspirational teacher of teachers in her defense of children's timeless rights to childhood.