Issaquah preschoolers create, problem solve with Tinker Toys

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by TERESA YUAN / KING 5 News

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Posted on February 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 12:39 PM

ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Preschoolers in Issaquah are learning to solve problems with toys, Tinker Toys, to be exact.

It's part of an effort called "Teach Play Learn" at The Goddard School. Preschoolers are encouraged to create new inventions while learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills using Tinker Toys. Some kids are getting pretty creative.

"This is my rocket ship and it's 4-speed blasters because it's a service rocket ship," said preschooler Aryan Sharma.

"They're like little sponges. They're just taking in everything, learning everyday and it's wonderful to be part of that,” said teacher Alise Beher.

Hundreds of preschoolers at The Goddard Schools across the country are taking part in this initiative. Right now, all of their tinker toy creations are on The Goddard School National Facebook page.

People can vote for their favorite inventions, and the winners will be announced March 4th.

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