C108 – Learning Through Play

1. Be able to explain the importance of learning through play
2. Be able to explain to parents how their child is learning through play
3. Be able to create a curriculum where children are learning through play.

Some quotes about play:
1. “Play opens the windows of learning in a child’s life and acquaints him or her with movement, observation, relationships, emotions and much more. Play time is learning time for young children. Build towers, read, dance, sing, paint, run and laugh together – and watch your child’s learning unfold.” – Author Unknown

2. “Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein (scientist)

3. “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” – Kay Redfield Jamison (professor of psychiatry)

4. “It is becoming increasingly clear through research on the brain, as well as in other areas of study, that childhood needs play. Play acts as a forward feed mechanism into courageous, creative, rigorous thinking in adulthood.” – Tina Bruce (Professor, London Metropolitan University)

5. “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning…They have to play with what they know to be true in order to find out more, and then they can use what they learn in new forms of play.” – Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood)

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