This picture illustrates a typical day in our Toddler classroom. Blocks provide a multitude of opportunities to learn. Here, we see two of our friends working together collaboratively negotiating turn taking and who’s ideas to implement. There is a great deal of social and emotional development that takes place when two children work together on a project such as this. Other early skills being learned in this situation are problem solving, cause and effect, creativity and of course having fun in the process makes all of that learning happen without even realizing it.
“Play is the work of children” is a phrase that we live by here at Peopleplace. It means that through play, children can learn early literacy, science, math and the social/emotional skills to prepare them for kindergarten. We believe that children will learn what they are interested in and retain that knowledge and information that can be applied later to more complex concepts. These are the stepping stones to successful learning and building a community of friends.
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