You may be familiar with a few of the old standbys when it comes to playing with a young child. There’s peek-a-boo, nursery rhymes, and tickling toes. But when those grow old what can you do? One option is to… Read more
Research is answering the question of “do children learn through play?” with “yes they do”. But play based learning and learning through play are not the same thing. Let me explain. Play Based Learning vs. Learning Through Play I do… Read more
While the benefits children can experience from play-based learning in the early years are extremely well documented, accounts that focus on the benefits parents, teachers, and caregivers can derive from facilitating or designing play-based learning strategies are still rather scarce…. Read more
Usually I am not a fan of edible playdough since real playdough shouldn’t be eaten. This is more for young children as it might be hard for them to determine which types of playdough can be eaten and which can’t…. Read more
Babies start learning from the day they are born. And vocabulary development is no exception. This is why building a strong vocabulary starts at birth! Because we know about the importance of a child’s vocabulary, let’s look at some ways to make sure your child is developing her vocabulary starting at birth!
Author: Nicola J. Rowley It was 7:30pm and my two year-old was in his cot, ready to go to sleep. We’d already read three books together that night. Whilst I was out of the room trying to tidy away some… Read more
You came here for an answer to your question “what is guided play?” but you will leave with a lot more than just a simple answer. But to quickly and concisely answer the question, guided play is when parents, caregivers… Read more
The Nature Play Documentary is a must see for parents, educators and those interested in the future of our children. This film takes an in depth look at the differences in educational ideologies between Scandinavian countries and the US. I had the honor to see this film as it’s not…