WEBVTT 00:00:04.260 --> 00:00:07.640 I strew. Do you? Hi, I'm Crystal Wagner 00:00:07.649 --> 00:00:09.630 with Triumphant Learning and today I want 00:00:09.630 --> 00:00:11.820 to talk about the value of strewing. 00:00:11.820 --> 00:00:15.089 Strewing is when you place something, it 00:00:15.089 --> 00:00:16.949 could be a game, a book, or an activity, 00:00:16.949 --> 00:00:20.340 out in a place where others will find it 00:00:20.340 --> 00:00:23.039 and enjoy it. We often hear about 00:00:23.039 --> 00:00:25.710 strewing with younger children, 00:00:25.710 --> 00:00:28.619 elementary and younger preschool-aged 00:00:28.619 --> 00:00:32.820 children, but the value is immense for 00:00:32.820 --> 00:00:35.460 all ages. I'm sure you've seen this 00:00:35.460 --> 00:00:37.469 happen in your home. You have a new book 00:00:37.469 --> 00:00:40.410 or maybe you just printed some pictures 00:00:40.410 --> 00:00:43.020 from the vacation and either you haven't 00:00:43.020 --> 00:00:44.969 put it away yet or you're leaving it out 00:00:44.969 --> 00:00:46.620 on the coffee table to enjoy for a 00:00:46.620 --> 00:00:48.510 little while and you have someone over 00:00:48.510 --> 00:00:51.809 for dinner and they find it, they look at 00:00:51.809 --> 00:00:55.710 it, and they are enthralled. Well, we all 00:00:55.710 --> 00:00:58.289 have this natural curiosity to discover 00:00:58.289 --> 00:01:01.649 what is new so when we place something 00:01:01.649 --> 00:01:04.799 out for others to find, inevitably 00:01:04.799 --> 00:01:06.330 they're going to look at it out of 00:01:06.330 --> 00:01:08.909 curiosity. Sometimes they'll enjoy it and 00:01:08.909 --> 00:01:10.439 they'll want to dig in a little deeper. 00:01:10.439 --> 00:01:12.810 Sometimes they'll just kind of put it 00:01:12.810 --> 00:01:14.280 aside and they may not do anything else 00:01:14.280 --> 00:01:17.610 with it and that's okay. But one 00:01:17.610 --> 00:01:19.920 of the ways I create a learning rich 00:01:19.920 --> 00:01:22.830 environment for my children is to strew 00:01:22.830 --> 00:01:25.500 things. I'll often order a new book, 00:01:25.500 --> 00:01:27.400 particularly whenever we get in a 00:01:27.400 --> 00:01:30.460 Sir Circumference series book. When a new one 00:01:30.480 --> 00:01:32.520 is released I won't even tell them that 00:01:32.520 --> 00:01:34.110 I've ordered it and I'll place it out 00:01:34.110 --> 00:01:37.110 and let them discover it and get all 00:01:37.110 --> 00:01:39.509 excited about it. Sometimes I'll do that 00:01:39.509 --> 00:01:41.579 with new games. Sometimes I'll pull an 00:01:41.579 --> 00:01:43.770 old game off the shelf and place it out 00:01:43.770 --> 00:01:45.420 for them to find again because they 00:01:45.420 --> 00:01:46.950 haven't played with it for a while and 00:01:46.950 --> 00:01:48.990 there's a lot of value in that 00:01:48.990 --> 00:01:51.659 repetition. So I encourage you this week 00:01:51.659 --> 00:01:54.689 to strew something for your 00:01:54.689 --> 00:01:57.149 family to find. Decide if you want to 00:01:57.149 --> 00:01:58.710 place a book out for them to read or 00:01:58.710 --> 00:02:01.799 maybe a game, but place something out and 00:02:01.799 --> 00:02:04.649 see where it goes. If this tip has been 00:02:04.649 --> 00:02:06.630 helpful to you I encourage you to 00:02:06.630 --> 00:02:09.720 subscribe to my channel and stay tuned 00:02:09.720 --> 00:02:11.660 for future videos.