What Children are Learning from PLAY

Play is a child’s way of learning!
​The stickiness of our teaching begins with allowing children to learn through play.


What are students learning through FREE CHOICE play centers…
Math concepts such as…

  • Symmetry
  • Geometry
  • Counting
  • Number Sense
  • Sorting
  • Matching
  • Classification

​Executive Functioning Skills such as…

  • Thinking ahead
  • Inventiveness
  • Exploration
  • Identity
  • Self worth
  • Relationships
  • Self-directed learning
  • Creativity
  • Reflection
  • Peacefulness
  • Sense of power
  • Sense of control
  • Sense of belonging
and there’s more…
… it starts with the child and not with the subject matter. 

Literacy concepts such as…

  • Sequence
  • Writing (developmentally appropriate composing through illustrations)
  • Letters and their corresponding sounds
  • Storytelling
  • Literature
  • Composition
  • Creating over time
  • Revising
  • Revisiting confusions
  • Retelling

Social skills such as…

  • Collaboration
  • Compromise
  • Social relationships
  • ​Sharing

Learning Process skills such as…

  • Sense of ownership
  • Concentration
  • Persistence
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Adapting
  • Flexibility
  • Preparing
  • Planning
  • Connection of ideas