I’m sooo excited that ACTIVE LEARNING is coming back through the revolving door! You can help parents and administrators value play and hands-on learning by posting these descriptions by your learning centers.
Hint! Take photographs of children engaged in these centers or download center signs from the internet. (http://www.prekinders.com/center-signs/ has some great signs.)
social skills; emotional skills; independence; oral language; imagination;
responsibility; collaboration; life skills; the executive function
motor skills; math concepts (number, size, shape, space); oral language; social skills; eye-hand coordination; self control; imagination
creativity; small motor skills; problem solving; sharing; cooperation;
oral language; social skills; small motor skills; concepts about quantity, shape, size, pattern; interest in math tools
alphabet knowledge; oral language; print knowledge; listening skills; eye-hand coordination; concepts about the word; motivation to read
curiosity about the world; sensory skills; problem solving; decision making; language skills; scientific process (observing, predicting, experimenting, recording, reporting)
small muscles; eye-hand coordination; attention span; social skills; concepts about size, shape, color pattern
social skills; motor skills; oral language; math concepts; responsibility;
eye-hand coordination; small motor skills; alphabet knowledge; self confidence; vocabulary; interest in print PLAY IS A CHILD’S WORK!