When They Play, They Learn!

Posted on October 10, 2016 : Posted in Legacy Academy

What do children learn in the process of play?

When Children…                       They Learn…
Smile and coo at  people               How to engage others in interactions
Shake  rattles                                   Their actions produce results
Throw toys on the floor                 To distinguish sounds Principles of gravity; cause and effect
Look at picture books                    Pictures represent real objects
Roll balls                                          How to gain control of muscles; to roll things around
Self-help skills;                               To rely on their own abilities to seek comfort;
Cuddle stuffed animals                 To nurture
Build with blocks                           Concepts of size, weight, symmetry, number and balance; muscle control and coordination
Dress up and play house              Social roles; to work with others; share materials and communicate with other children