The Power of Play in Early Childhood Education – Infographic - Learning Story Software & Child ePortfolios
Play is the Work of a Child, Maria Montessori Play is the foundation of early childhood education. The power of play stimulates learners, encourages brain development and lets children (and adults) share and express emotions. Play shouldn’t be restricted just to childhood – but as Maria Montessori reminds us in this infographic from playgroundequipment.org- “play is … The Power of Play in Early Childhood Education – Infographic Read More »
Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally
“Have you ever noticed that if you leave old junk lying around, kids will almost inevitably play with it? Whether it be old cardboard boxes, wooden pallets, pieces of wood, old tires [sic], bits of rope or string, kids will use their imagination and ingenuity to make something. This may make your garden look like a junkyard sometimes, but the experience for the kids is invaluable and it will keep them occupied for hours. Don't try and direct the kids in their play, just let them get on with…
55+ Activities for 5 Year Olds
These 55+ activities for 5 year olds include play-based learning ideas to work on science, math, literacy, art and fine/gross motor skills!
I Am a Preschool Teacher, and This is What I Teach!
I provide children with items that are fragile so that they can practice being gentle. I provide children with time when they disagree with one another so that they have a chance to work it out. I provide children with unhurried moments so that they develop persistence in whatever they are doing. I allow children to be angry, frustrated, or upset because it happens to even the best of us.
Why are games good for learning?
Ever wondered what all the fuss is about around serious games? Take a look at the infographic below for an overview of why games are good for learning.
The Magic of Play-Based Learning: What Builds and What Breaks?
There is so much information about the importance and value of play and play-based learning. As a parent, how do we build on our child's play and are there things that can hinder the magic of play-based learning?
30 Day Creativity Challenges For Kids You Should Try - An Everyday Story
Are you finding a routine to train your kids in creative ability through the consecutive days? The 30-day creativity challenge for kids is what you need.
The Truth About Learning Through Play!
Learning through play is the proven tried and true method for children to learn. Read about how this looks in a classroom.
A Weekly Wander through our Play Based Learning - Ideas, Activities and Inspiration - The Empowered Educator
Welcome to my weekly series of play based learning posts. It is my aim to inspire, support and encourage both parents and educators to provide simple budget friendly play experiences for children under 5 . Each week I’ll take you on a journey through some of the activities I shared with my home daycare children […]