Lots of Fun to Choose From!
Play happens all day in many ways! Don’t get bogged down on worksheet or crafty table activities.
Depending on your goal, and child’s interests you may be looking for different things on different days.
We help you find what you want by thinking about these categories.
Categories of Play
Creativity, imaginative thinking and self-expression are fostered through art which also supports communication skills. The more open-ended the art activity is, the more it will help keep the focus more on the process versus the product.
There are 3 key principles to get behavior you love: Connection, Presence and Clear Expectations. When these three are aligned, children are more ready to learn.
Self-help skills and building social skills within a community.
There is much more to literacy than books! Oral language such as listening and speaking come before children read and write. Young children need lots of exposure to vocabulary and the sounds of letters and words as well as exposures to various forms of print. Practice using writing utensils will develop their finger muscle and hand-eye coordination.
Much more than counting is needed with young children. Math involves using analysis and comparison skills as well as new vocabulary that is specific to math when given opportunities to discuss and explore math concepts.
Children move and learn! When the physical body is active children's brains are more open and engaged for learning. Physical development takes time and a lot of practice to refine needed skills.
Through pretend play, children learn more about themselves and the world. Give chances to try out scenarios to test out such as social problem solving without real consequences.
Encourages learning through exploration, curiosity, problem solving and creativity. Lots of language, math, science processes can be discovered with sensory play and it supports hand-eye coordination.
Promotes brain development, imagination, language and emotions. Also as adults read to young children, it supports adult-child bonding and helps the child develop self-regulation.
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