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A healthy environment for discovery through play is provided in multiple discovery stations found within each homeroom. Children can engage in fine motor or manipulative activities, such as puzzles and Lego, which are crucial for the development of early math skills. They may choose activities such as water play or sensory tables full of sand, goo or other materials. The children also develop various practical life skills such as pouring and measuring, latching, lacing, zipping and buttoning. By providing a variety of natural things, such as pine cones, and specifically prepared items, such as pegboards, caregivers challenge children to investigate, interact and nurture their inherent curiosity.