Playing: The Brain Builder
COK: 3 hours of Child Development and 3 hours of Curriculum
During play children are actively building both the structure and connectivity of their neural systems. The very foundations for logic concepts used to learn language, literacy, math and science skills are intertwined with this simple activity. Without play, we could never become thinking, reasoning adults.
During this workshop participants will:
1. Identify the characteristics of pure play, necessary supports and its importance in the process of learning.
2. Name the first three phases of play, their characteristic observable play behaviors and how to support meaningful play.
3. Catalog and explore the five logic foundations upon which mathematical, scientific, language and literacy skills are scaffolded.
4. Plan play activities that inspire mathematical, scientific, language and literacy exploration and learning.
Some of these workshops may be available in shorter formats.