Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello Mud!: Just Playing?

Hello Mud

There is nothing quite like spring mud and puddles-- the first true signs of spring! (Although the forecast calls for more snow around here). We love the slushy, muddy, spring puddles! This puddle was conveniently located right under the swing!

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 balloons! 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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1 comment:

Emma @ P is for Preschooler said...

Ah, there's nothing like spring mud for sloshing around in! I love how this child is swinging while hanging over the side to play with the mud at the same time!

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