Playing as a Learning Tool
Play is an excellent way to learn and has been shown throughout history as a stepping stone for children who want more than just fun. Kid’s play not only entertains them, but also provides opportunities in education with unstructured time spent interacting freely without adult supervision or instruction from teachers.
In recent years there have been many studies done on how kids’ informal games can be used by educators looking at developing skills like creativity through arts & crafts projects while exploring topics such social sciences (economics), geography/geology etc… They are able explore these subjects before they even take any level.
Play and Learn in Pre-K
We all know that kids need to play outside sometimes, but did you realize how important it is for them?
Playing has long become an essential tool through the growth of children.
This is according to Katherine Green, a faculty member from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
In fact she says there’s research showing the positive impact this typeof activities can have on literacy skills as well mathematics growth among other things including social competence, regulation and child’s confidence. So when we ask ourselves what should our child be doing during his/her free time – shouldn’t he or she also spend some?
Play and Learn in Kindergarten
Kindergarten is the time when children learn how to work together in teams and on tasks with rules that can be challenged by another player or group. It’s also an opportunity for them explore their creativity while learning new skills such as taking turns, following instructions (even if they’re unclear), sharing things equally among teammates so no one has all of the responsibility put onto him/herself alone–and most importantly: having fun!