When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood.

The Importance of Play in Early Childhood

When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.

Pretend playing is good for your child's imagination, and develops vital social, language, thinking and emotional skills. For more kid related ideas, go to: http://blog.brightstarkids.com.au #pretendplay #imaginaryplay #playideas

25 Pretend Play Ideas

Pretend playing is good for your child's imagination, and develops vital social, language, thinking and emotional skills.

Play & Learn Everyday: Play Based Learning quote from Albert Einstein, Learning Through Play

Play Based Learning

"Play is the highest for of research." ~Albert Einstein ★★★ Play & Learn Everyday: Play-Based Learning quote from Albert Einstein ~ Learning Through Play

Why is play important for children's development - free printable poster

Why is play important? printable poster

Poster showing the benefits of playing outside! | Wilder Child

Create a piece of art that celebrates, encourages, and visualizes by making a Nature Play poster. You can get a fee nature play printable.

PlayDrMom highlights the Importance and Power of Play -  quote from Rogers

What is PLAY? The Importance and Power of Play

How to set up your dramatic play center in your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom.

How to Set up the Dramatic Play Center in an Early Childhood Classroom

STA Classroom: Winter Wonderland.  This post is more elementary based, but I found several ideas that would make great seasonal vocational centers for older students.  Practice snow shoveling and wrapping presents.  Read more at:  http://staclassroom.blogspot.ca/2013/11/winter-wonderland.html?m=1

STA Classroom: Winter Wonderland-winter themed dramatic play for older students. Practice snow shoveling and wrapping presents.

Sensory play ideas for babies | rainbow ribbon baby play | newborn, baby play idea | activities for playing with your baby | 3 month old | 6 month old | learning at home | exploring touch, feel, taste, small and sound | exploring the 5 senses

Sensory Play Ideas for Babies

Sensory play ideas for babies rainbow ribbon baby play newborn, baby play idea activities for playing with your baby 3 month old 6 month old learning at home exploring touch, feel, taste, small and sound exploring the 5 senses

Snow days are here! Check out these 19 ways to play in the snow this winter!

Ways to Play in the Snow

Bakery Dramatic Play - how to change your dramatic play center into a bakery in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classr

Bakery Dramatic Play

Bakery Dramatic Play - how to change your dramatic play center into a bakery in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classr

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