18 February 2010
Posted in Preschool Program
The importance of an early learning experience is that playing is school readiness.
Environments that encourage play are environments that are preparing children for a love of life long learning. This is like a house with a strong foundation. The foundation supports the house of higher learning. Without a foundation, we have no strong house.
Seven things we must do with children each day are:
- Create – in dramatic play, art, discovery, blocks
- Move – takes in new information and uses both the inside and outside environment
- Sing – words and stories with your senses
- Discuss – communication, social skills, the need to be with others
- Observe – incorporating all of the senses (smell, touch, taste, see and hear)
- Read – read, read, read with variety
- Play – is the cement that holds our foundation together
These statements are taken from a presentation from Lisa Murphy, the ooey gooey lady and her workshop The Importance of Play.