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One role of early childhood teachers is to be a guide to the students. Introduce the students to enriching sensory activities, such as play-dough and other materials that will allow the students to have a hands-on experience, but give enough liberty for the student's creativity to flourish. Other "guided" activities can include playing with different sized containers, so as to develop an underlying concept of volume, big, small, which will be useful in later mathematics.
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