Learning Through Play

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Ideas to help young children learn through play! Visit me at www.heidisongs.com, and on my blog at http://heidisongs.blogspot.com!

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Kindergarteners are under tremendous pressure – doing as many as 15 academic activities in a day, with a shorter recess time. What is the long-term impact? Play Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Kids Learning, Literacy Assessment, Dramatic Play Area, Led Projects, Kindergarten Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Early Childhood Education

Kindergartners get little time to play. Why does it matter?

Kindergarteners are under tremendous pressure – doing as many as 15 academic activities in a day, with a shorter recess time. What is the long-term impact?

These DIY interlocking building bricks are incredibly versatile and surprisingly easy to make. Created by Bill Atkinson; instructions shared with permission. Woodworking Toys, Woodworking Workshop, Woodworking Projects, Woodworking Techniques, Woodworking Furniture, Wooden Building Blocks, Building Toys, Projects For Kids, Diy For Kids

How to Make DIY Interlocking Building Blocks

These DIY interlocking building bricks look great! I would rather buy them already made, though! #blocks #kids

The ultimate playlist: 50 reasons to believe in the power of gaming - PlaygroundEquipmen . - The ultimate playlist: 50 reasons to believe in the power of play – PlaygroundEquipmen …, # - Play Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Early Learning, Kids Learning, Mobile Learning, Play Quotes, Quotes For Kids, Quotes Children, Learning Quotes

The Ultimate Playlist: 50 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Play

Stand up to playground naysayers! This colorful infographic includes 50 reasons play is powerful for children encouraging physical and social development.

Such fun is watching our children enjoy the simple pleasures of life.like rain!

Scientists Claim Time On The Playground Is More Beneficial Than Time In The Classroom

A new study shows that when it comes to a child's brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.

 Fun way to use their Mr. Potato Head toys outside in the snow . and 24 other cool snow activities for kids

potato heads in the snow - happy hooligans - winter play idea for kids

Potato Heads in the snow are great fun for a winter activity. Take your potato heads outside, or bring a bin of snow inside for snowy, potato head fun.

Pool Noodle Fun for Kids! Potato Head accessories with pieces of pool noodles! Create a wacky noodle family! Pool Noodle Games, Pool Noodle Crafts, Pool Noodles, Mr Potato Head, Potato Heads, Crafts For Boys, Arts And Crafts, Art Classroom Decor, Music Classroom

2011 Yacht & Beach Club FAQ, Part II

The first thing DH said to me when we began looking at menus was "why is everything so fancy?" :rolleyes: lol Seriously we should, because it's been...

"What's Missing?" Memory Activity for Kids What's Missing? A memory activity to boost kids minds. Love the idea of using Potato Head parts!What's Missing? A memory activity to boost kids minds. Love the idea of using Potato Head parts! Cognitive Activities, Educational Activities, Learning Activities, Educational Websites, Hands On Activities, Circle Time Games, Circle Time Activities, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities

The "What's Missing?" Memory Activity for Kids

A memory activity to boost kids minds. Use any objects and remove one to see if they can guess what's missing. A great busy activity when you need it.

 Potato Head Building for requesting, WH questions, describing, sentence building. Motor Activities, Therapy Activities, Preschool Activities, Preschool Schedule, Therapy Ideas, Speech Language Therapy, Speech And Language, Speech Therapy, Play Therapy

What's on the Tray? FINALLY back to school after move & holidays!

Super Tot is 35 months old. I can't believe we are FINALLY starting school back up. It seems like it has been forever since my last post, and things are finally settling down. As mentioned in a previous post, my family relocated to a new city the week of Thanksgiving. That was a crazy time to be moving, but we took it in stride and made the best of it. After prayerful consideration, we decided to go ahead and take the holidays off to get settled into our new home and to focus on Christ and…

Great toy for teaching cause & effect and fine motor skills practice to preschoolers: Fisher-Price Barnyard Basics Flip Flop Egg Drop! No longer sold, but used ones can be found online.

Another Egg Toy

Great toy for teaching cause & effect and fine motor skills practice to preschoolers: Fisher-Price Barnyard Basics Flip Flop Egg Drop! No longer sold, but used ones can be found online.

The Power and Purpose of PLAY! Wonderful post with lots of great ideas for combining purposeful learning opportunities in play based learning centers in Kindergarten Centers, Teaching Kindergarten, Learning Centers, Kids Learning, Inquiry Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Classroom, Preschool Schedule

The Power and Purpose of PLAY!

Those of you who know me, know that I am a huge fan of free choice time and learning through play. I was thinking of naming this post Play: What is it Good For? Absolutely Everything! I believe in the power and purpose of PLAY. I have talked about it a hundred times once or twice, and even made a Prezi with some of my favorite quotes about the importance of play. The power of play is its ability to incorporate so many varied learning opportunities into what appears to be and feels like fun…