Facts About the Importance of Play

Facts About the Importance of Play

When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.

This is a good graphic that can be used by both teachers and professionals. It outlines the main developmental milestones that children who are typically developing go through so they can screen for red flags.

Teaching Strategies mini-poster Objectives for Development Learning Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)

Have you ever met a preschooler who doesn’t like music? Maybe I’m wrong, but I think every little kid is drawn to music. There’s something about it that draws them in and points their attention at whoever is making music. Over the summer I took a class on early childhood transitions with a lot of preschool …

10 Preschool Transitions- Songs and Chants to Help Your Day Run Smoothly

How to set up the science center (with freebies) in your early childhood classroom.

How to set up the Science Center in your Early Childhood Classroom

How to set up the science center (with freebies) in your early childhood classroom. One of the BEST articles I've read on science centers both general and specific. Also provides fiction and nonfiction texts to pair with the centers.

Sensory table ideas - sensory filler list, sensory tools list plus how to make it meaningful play in your early childhood classroom

Sensory Table Ideas - HUGE sensory filler & tools lists!

Sensory table ideas - sensory filler list, sensory tools list plus how to make it meaningful play in your early childhood classroom Tap the link to check out fidgets and sensory toys!

Early Childhood Themes. Thematic units for teaching preschool and kindergarten. Includes book recommendations, hands-on math and literacy activities, free printables and more!

Themes

Thematic units for teaching preschool and kindergarten. Includes book recommendations, hands-on math and literacy activities, free printables and more!

Song Sticks: Building Skills in Transitions. A fun and interactive way for using songs in the early childhood classroom to help ease transitions- or any time! Perfect for your preschool kids or classroom. - Pre-K Pages

Song Sticks: Building Skills in Transitions

Song Sticks: Building Skills in Transitions. A fun and interactive way for using songs in the early childhood classroom to help ease transitions- or any time! Perfect for your preschool kids or classroom. - Pre-K Pages UO Real Solutions

How to set up the blocks center in your early childhood classroom (with ideas, tips, and book list) plus block center freebies

How to set up the blocks center in your early childhood classroom!

Group Art Activity, "Tennis Ball Painting" (from Art & Creativity in Early Childhood Education)

Group Art Activity: Tennis Ball Painting!

Group Art Activity, "Tennis Ball Painting" (from Art & Creativity in Early Childhood Education) Another great example of play fostering socio-emotional development! In fact, many group activities will do so.

Spelling our Names - 10 Fun Ways to Practice from Play to Learn Preschool

Spelling our Names - 10 Fun Ways to Practice from Play to Learn Preschool Author: Jamie White Pinned By: Kenzi Butcher

The Power of Art - Journey Into Early Childhood

The Power of Art - I love the presentation and visual organization of the materials. The black shelves allow the colors to appear vibrant and easily distinguishable. The paint chips are a wonderful way to show hues and gradient.

I will learn to write but first I need to: ≈≈

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Milestones Matter | Early Childhood Development - Oompa Toys

KEY MILESTONES GUIDE

A parent friendly way to summarize Developmental Milestones; Early Childhood Development by Column Five Media for Rasmussen College via pacenet

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