Monday, September 17, 2012

Playing the day away...

We spend a great deal of time each day in free play activities.  Some people might say we are "just playing", but we are actually learning! 

When children play with blocks, they learn to understand weight, size and number concepts.  Children also improve their social skills by working together!

When children play in dramatic play, they learn to express themselves and better understand the world around them.  Plus, we learn all sorts of new words, like "syringe" and "sphygmomanometer" and "jig saw".  

So, when your child comes home and you ask, "What did you do today at school?" and they answer "PLAY!", that's a pretty awesome thing! 

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