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.

The Importance of Play in Early Childhood

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.

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Homemade scales usong a coat hanger and hanging buckets. outdoor fun for kids

There is so much information about the importance and value of play and play-based learning. As a parent, how do we build on our child's play and are there things that can hinder the magic of play-based learning?

The Magic of Play-Based Learning: What Builds and What Breaks?

There is so much information about the importance and value of play and play-based learning. As a parent, how do we build on our child's play and are there things that can hinder the magic of play-based learning?

SUPER EASY TODDLER ACTIVITIES: You've got to see this list of quick and easy, no-prep toddler activities. Perfect for rainy days and inside play. Easy activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

40+ Super Easy Toddler Activities

SUPER EASY TODDLER ACTIVITIES: You've got tot see this list of quick and easy, no-prep toddler activities. Perfect for rainy days and inside play. Easy activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

Sidewalk Chalk Games & Activities for kids. Fun outdoor play spring, summer and fall

Fun brain break idea to get kiddos moving! Sidewalk Chalk Games & Activities for kids. Fun outdoor play spring, summer and fall

let the children play: outdoor play: when benefits outweigh the risks/ letting children play and take risks

let the children play: outdoor play: when benefits outweigh the risks/ letting children play and take risks

let the children play: Art - process not product

Article, "Art = Process Not Product" (from Let the Children Play)

let the children play: 20 Playful Ideas for using Pallets at Preschool

Sail atop a sandbox lid would be cool. Let the children play: 20 Playful Ideas for using Pallets at Preschool

let the children play: 20 Playful Ideas for using Pallets at Preschool

pallet chalk board table -- let the children play: 20 Playful Ideas for using Pallets at Preschool

Ice Cream Shop Dramatic Play! How to set it up and embed learning opportunities. Perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classrooms.

Ice Cream Dramatic Play

How to set it up and embed learning opportunities. Perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classrooms.

Ways to organize loose parts outside.  from Jenny Kable's superb blog "let the children play."

Ways to organize loose parts outside — tip a milk crate sideways to hold sticks (Jenny Kable/Let the Children Play)

Christmas Minute to Win It Games - Host the best Christmas party ever with these fun Christmas Minute to Win It games for kids and adults – everyone from toddlers to grandmas will want to play! These Christmas party games are perfect for all ages – challenging enough for older kids and adults, but still simple enough that younger children can join in the fun!

Christmas Minute to Win It Games - Host the best Christmas party ever with these fun Christmas Minute to Win It games for kids and adults – everyone from toddlers to grandmas will want to play! These Christmas party games are perfect for all ages – challenging enough for older kids and adults, but still simple enough that younger children can join in the fun!

Did you know that studies indicate that children actually prefer to play with stones, bricks, stumps, sand and other natural materials, rather than with carefully designed (by adults) playground equipment?

Loose Parts play: Did you know that studies indicate that children actually prefer to play with stones, bricks, stumps, sand and other natural materials, rather than with carefully designed (by adults) playground equipment?

Play Christmas Bingo with your elementary age students for a fun Christmas themed game! Perfect for large groups in your classroom or small review groups. Add this to your Christmas or Holiday party with 30 unique Christmas Bingo boards with your students! Teaching cards are also included in this fun game for young children! Black and white options available to save your color ink.

Christmas Bingo

Play Christmas Bingo with your elementary age students for a fun Christmas themed game! Perfect for large groups in your classroom or small review groups. Add this to your Christmas or Holiday party with 30 unique Christmas Bingo boards with your students! Teaching cards are also included in this fun game for young children! Black and white options available to save your color ink.

let the children play: love the hula hoops hanging from the large tree...spatial awareness

let the children play: it's playtime - obstacle courses with hoops hanging from tree

Reggio Emilia Classrooms Setup | let the children play: Be Reggio-Inspired: Top 5 Reggio Inspired Blogs

how to set up a reggio playroom an everyday story Explorations for 2 Year Olds Playful Learning

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