Your app is a fabulous idea! As I mentioned in my IDEO idea, the book, Meaningful Differences, was hugely inspiring to me as both an educator and new parent. Speaking to young children, from the earliest moments, is so important. And I'm delighted to hear that this idea inspired you to further contextualize language development and acquisition in play and creative activities.
Do you know about Visual Thinking Strategies? It's a research-backed strategy, developed by Abigail Housen (Harvard) and Philip Yenawine (MOMA), that invites children (ages 5+) to talk about art and it helps with language development. https://vtshome.org/
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Hi Tomohito, Good question! As you share, in this case, provocation isn't something that annoys or irritates. The idea of a provocation, which we draw from the Reggio Emilia learning philosophy, is an open-ended invitation to create, think, experiment, or explore. If you take a look at the "dot painting" video in our proposal, you'll see an example of what I mean by this. And here is a roundup of 12 examples of provocations, also referred to these as "invitations to create: https://tinkerlab.com/12-easy-creative-table-prompts-for-kids/ Fondly, Rachelle