We are starting a new series with a few awesome bloggers called Just Playing? This will be each Thursday. There will be a link at the end of the post of all the participating blogs, just click on the picture you want to visit and it will take you to them.
How it works:
I’ll be posting a few photos of my kids playing, I will not be explaining much, but I want you to jump in and answer a few questions. The aim of this project is to discover how children play and while playing what are they learning. This could be interesting, for parents and teachers.
Another thing, please do excuse the quality of the photos. Most of these activities will be impromptu, and child led, so there is no time to set up the perfect area, lighting and so forth.
This week, I’ve changed L(3.5years) room a bit, and placed all of her dress up clothes in reach.
W(13mos) had a turn too! Do you think he is experiencing anything valuable here?
The cousins came over for a visit and that led to some more fun!
We may be “just playing”, but….
What are the children doing here?
What do you see?
What learning is taking place?
What skills are being practiced/developed?
Thank you for remembering that young children do not “just play.” Young children play. They develop through play. They learn through play. They experiment through play. They grow through play. A child’s work is play. Play is important!
Please take a moment to reflect upon the photos and questions above. I would love for you to share your observations in a comment. I’d also like to invite you to “hop” on over to all of the other bloggers who are sharing photos of children learning through play this week:
If you are looking for more of our “Just Playing?” posts and resources from around the globe, please visit our Pinterest Board.
Are you a blogger? Would you like to join the JUST PLAYING? blog hop community?
You can join the hop via our Facebook Group: Just Playing?
or please contact Amy from Child Central Station for more information.