Monday, February 21, 2011

Learning Through Play

One educational concept I keep stubbing my toe on, or smacking my head against, is learning through play.  It seems as if all the studies show that children learn best through play, and depriving them of free play stunts their academic abilities.  I see a lot of merit in those studies.

I am not a player!  I like things to have purpose.  I’m most social when there is an agenda.  I struggle with creative, spontaneous activities like mud cake tea parties dressed up as princesses pretending to be tigers.

Read more about my challenge with learning through play over at The Homeschool Village today…

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love to play with JDaniel. Sometimes I have to stop to get things done. This never goes over well, but he is learning to play on his own.

Healthy & Happy said...

I love your smile Esmé!

ShEiLa said...

My favorite thing about your blog is the photos of this little girl and seeing her change.