Learning Through Play

A friend shared pictures of our morning at the local science center with the caption of "learning through play is what it is all about".  Seeing her perspective of this morning got my brain rolling.  Just what did our horde of kids learn through play this morning? The new traveling exhibit highlighted the power of … Continue reading Learning Through Play

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How to Play “Shoot the Map”: A Geography Game

Mr.8 developed a game as I cooked dinner tonight.  A game I wish I could take credit for, except if I was the creator, enthusiasm would be low and good attitudes likely lacking.  But, since Mr.8 had personal ownership over the activity, exciting hands-on learning reigned. How to Play "Shoot the Map":  A Geography Game … Continue reading How to Play “Shoot the Map”: A Geography Game

Kids at Play

My children have 3 jobs: play, love and learn.   Conveniently, all 3 can be accomplished through the simple act of play. Play is fundamental in our family.  We like parks to get out of the house and meet new people but play happens everywhere.  Play is everywhere.   Play is fluid and ever-changing.  Play can … Continue reading Kids at Play