Wednesday, March 5, 2014

In the Playhouse- "Just Playing?"

Just Playing Playhouse

This week- we are playing in the playhouse!

Welcome to the weekly "Just Playing?" Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. If this is your first week joining us- you may wish to learn more by visiting the "Just Playing?" landing page. 

Last week- we looked at children playing with a parachute. I have updated the post to include additional insights into the learning that took place during the play. You can see the revised post here.

Now on to this week's photos:

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 We may be "just playing", but....

What are the children doing here?

What do you see?

What learning is taking place?

What skills are being practiced/developed?

just playing This post is part of the "Just Playing?" Blog Hop!

Thank you for remembering that young children do not "just play." Young children play. They develop through play. They learn through play. They experiment through play. They grow through play. A child's work is play. Play is important!

Please take a moment to reflect upon the photos and questions above. I would love for you to share your observations in a comment. I'd also like to invite you to "hop" on over to all of the other bloggers who are sharing photos of children learning through play this week:

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Emma @ P is for Preschooler said...

We have this same playhouse! He may be using his imagination, but since he's a little one he's also practicing his balance and opening and closing the door!

Jessica Lewis - Growing Inch By Inch said...

This seems to be a game of peek a boo. The child is making eye contact with the adult and engaging in social interaction. He is also mimicking activities that he has seen adults and other children doing. As mentioned above he is working on coordination and control of his body.

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