Got Play? Highlighting the Importance of Play with Kindergarteners.

“Play is the Highest Form of Research”–Albert Einstein.

This month during our ‘Flipped’ Staff Meeting the Play Center Committee wanted to take a little time to dig in a little deeper into the following question:

How can we further enhance play skills for our students?

Please watch the following YouTube clip prior to the December 2nd Staff Meeting:

Teaching strategies we will further develop during the month:

Acknowledge, Encourage,  Give Specific Feedback,  Model, Demonstrate, Create or add challenge, Ask Questions, Give Assistance, Provide Information, Give Directions.  (taken from NAEYC’s book “Developmentally-Appropriate Practices”).

For More Information: 

https://www.naeyc.org/store/Developmentally-Appropriate-Practice-Focus-on-Preschoolers

https://www.naeyc.org/store/From-Play-to-Practice

https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/how-young-children-learn-english-through-play

 

http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Pre-kindergarten/Pre-K-Coalition/Policy-Documents/Issue-brief-Dec-2011.pdf

 

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