I rolled this idea around in my head for a long time: a series on play! But, it took the motivation of the iHomeschool network to actually get my act together. This five day series (six, if you count this post!) is devoted to learning through play. Simple, right? I started to feel like the word was overused a bit, so I really wanted to dig into what it means to learn through play.
Off of the top of my head, I can think of a few different types of play that Charlotte Mason mentioned:
- Outdoor play
- Imaginative play
- Playing to learn skills like the alphabet
- Playing card, board, or dice games (to rest)
- Organized games (like sports)
- Observational games, played outside or with household objects
I’ll talk about most of these in the series!
Five Days of Play
Monday, February 6: The Best Ways to Encourage Learning Through Play
Tuesday, February 7: Sensory Bins that Engage ALL the Senses
Wednesday, February 8: Help! I Don’t Like Playing With My Kids!
Thursday, February 9: How to Inspire Creative Play in Your Preschooler
Friday, February 10: Preschoolers Will Love Learning With These Games!
These links will appear in this series, or are related to learning through play.