Facts About the Importance of Play

Facts About the Importance of Play

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.

Make Your Own Paintbrushes for Kids! Click for tutorial and to read about the importance of playing with textures in early childhood

DIY Paintbrushes for Kids

Fun and easy DIY paintbrushes that get kids creating! Use with different "textures" of paint for even more possibilities. These are fun for every day painting or would make a great activity for a kids art themed party.

This is a good graphic that can be used by both teachers and professionals. It outlines the main developmental milestones that children who are typically developing go through so they can screen for red flags.

Teaching Strategies mini-poster Objectives for Development Learning Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)

Developmental Milestones ages 3 to 5 chart.  What child development skills you can expect will be mastered between these ages.

Preschool Milestones: Ages 3 to 5

Early Childhood years) Developmental Milestones ages 3 to 5 chart. What child development skills you can expect will be mastered between these ages.

Spelling our Names - 10 Fun Ways to Practice from Play to Learn Preschool

Spelling our Names - 10 Fun Ways to Practice from Play to Learn Preschool Author: Jamie White Pinned By: Kenzi Butcher

Sensory table ideas - sensory filler list, sensory tools list plus how to make it meaningful play in your early childhood classroom

Sensory Table Ideas - HUGE sensory filler & tools lists!

Sensory table ideas - sensory filler list, sensory tools list plus how to make it meaningful play in your early childhood classroom Tap the link to check out fidgets and sensory toys!

Social and Emotional Development: Skills to Expect at Different Ages - Understood

Social and Emotional Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages

Group Art Activity, "Tennis Ball Painting" (from Art & Creativity in Early Childhood Education)

Group Art Activity: Tennis Ball Painting!

Group Art Activity, "Tennis Ball Painting" (from Art & Creativity in Early Childhood Education) Another great example of play fostering socio-emotional development! In fact, many group activities will do so.

"It's Not Just Play" (from MHC Early Childhood Solutions) - this is why early childhood educators do more than just 'play'.

"It's Not Just Play" (from MHC Early Childhood Solutions) - this is why early childhood educators do more than just 'play'. <<< play is the work of children

Fine motor finger and hand rhymes | Top Teacher - Innovative and creative early childhood curriculum resources for your classroom

This set of 20 finger and hand rhyme posters can be used in your class in many different ways. You might like to use them to warm up your students hands before handwriting lessons, or to get the wi

Easy non food sensory bin fillers for sensory play. Sensory bins are perfect for early childhood learning including toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids. Make fun sensory bins for every holiday and season too.

Non Food Sensory Bin Fillers for Kids Sensory Play

Sensory Table-Easy non food sensory bin fillers for sensory play. Sensory bins are perfect for early childhood learning including toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids. Make fun sensory bins for every holiday and season too.

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