Take three bears

11th November 2005 at 00:00
(Photograph) - Alex Braggins sticks bears on to a white board in size order. At Grassmarket Nursery in Edinburgh, the bears evolve from wooden cut-outs into circles (still stuck on the boards), before the children find the symbols replicated throughout the nursery. The symbols are used to expand their visualspatial sense. By placing the bears in order, for instance, they learn the concept of small, medium and large; they are also asked to put Daddy bear "in front of" or "before" the Mummy bear; they are then asked to replicate the concept of "in front of" when they line up

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