Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jumpin’ at the Green Mill by The Mighty Blue Kings

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Power Of Play

There is mountains of evidence to support the idea that children learn through play. Freestyle and imaginative play is the birth place of creativity, and is an important factor in a child's physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Read on to educate yourself on the power of play and how you can make play a priority in your child's life!

THE PLAY MOVEMENT: The New York Times reports on the "Effort to Restore Children's Play Gains Momentum", shedding light on the growing acknowledgment that play needs to be more of a priority.

MODERN VS. OLD-FASHIONED PLAY: NPR addresses the transition from old-fashioned "activity play" to the modern idea of "toy play" in "Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills".

STAGES OF PLAY: offers a brief run-down of the different stages and "Types of Play" a child will grow into, from solitary play to associative play!

HOW TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVE PLAY: For a list of activities that inspire creative thinking in your preschooler, read "Encouraging Creative Play" from