Play is the highest form of research. ~ Albert Einstein
PreK-1 believes that play is the heart of learning because while the children are playing they develop agency and disposition which are vital for their learning. Through play, children learn to make choices because one size doesn’t fit all. Each child is unique and has his/her preference in becoming competent. Play provides opportunities for children for their voice to be heard, communicate their thoughts, wonder and ask questions. Children have a hundred ways to represent their thinking. Lastly, play allows children to take ownership of their learning, they make connections, apply prior knowledge, and construct new meanings.
PreK-1 has open-ended learning materials and provocations that invite and challenge children to PLAY.
Here is a glance at how “Play is the highest form of research” in PreK-1.
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— Ann Lopez-Toyoh (@annlopez1981) September 5, 2018