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Five Things to Know About Play
from the National Association for the Education of Young Children
1. Children learn through play.
Children learn and develop cognitive skills, physical abilities, new vocabulary, social and literary skills.
2. Play is healthy.
Play helps children grow and counteracts obesity issues facing many children today.
3. Play reduces stress.
Play is joyful and provides an outlet for anxiety and stress.
4. Play is more than meets the eye.
Play is simple and complex. There are may types of play: symbolic, sociodramatic, functional, and games with rules- just to name a few.
5. Play and learning go hand-in hand.
They are not separate activities. They are intertwined. Think about them as a science and lecture with a lab. Play is the child’s lab.
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Play and Children's Learning
Four year olds digging for dinosaur bones.
Calendar time in our multi-age class!
Outside play with the two year olds.
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