Activities for Preschoolers: Approaches to Play and Learning

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Young children are increasingly being educated in learning environments that are rapidly becoming more teach-directed and less child-oriented. That is, well-meaning teachers are providing instruction in a manner that often mirrors the classroom of elementary school children. Teach-directed learning has its place in education; however, this approach to learning does not mesh with theories about how young children learn and generalize new knowledge. This course will introduce concepts that have shaped the value of intentional high quality play and learning for young children. In addition, it will help you differentiate the stages of play in young children, and introduce activities to engage children in play and learning. Given this knowledge, you will learn to be more intentional about including active play as a meaningful learning tool for young children.

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Young children are increasingly being educated in learning environments that are rapidly becoming more teach-directed and less child-oriented. That is, well-meaning teachers are providing instruction in a manner that often mirrors the classroom of elementary school children. Teach-directed learning has its place in education; however, this approach to learning does not mesh with theories about how young children learn and generalize new knowledge. This course will introduce concepts that have shaped the value of intentional high quality play and learning for young children. In addition, it will help you differentiate the stages of play in young children, and introduce activities to engage children in play and learning. Given this knowledge, you will learn to be more intentional about including active play as a meaningful learning tool for young children.

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