Ways We Play

Art Play
Experimenting with line, color, shape, texture and size, art play supports the following concepts and skills:

  • Working independently, sharing space and materials
  • Discovering cause and effect
  • Creative thinking
  • Expressing thoughts and feelings
  • Working in a group
  • Sharing experiences and ideas
  • Focusing on the process, not the outcome

Water Play
Through water play, learners develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and knowledge of the following concepts:

  • Sink/Float
  • Empty/Full
  • Before/After
  • Heavy/Light
  • Shallow/Deep
  • Weights/Measures

Loose Parts Play
Learners work with loose parts, making designs and representations of the world as they see it. Loose parts are moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, taken apart, and put back together in multiple ways. Loose parts play supports the following:

  • Invention
  • Divergent thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Wonder
Outdoor Classrooms & Mud Play
Our outdoor classrooms provide the perfect setting for Play-Based Learning, supporting a growing understanding of the following concepts and skills:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Sensory Exploration
  • Imagination
  • Creativity
  • Cause & Effect
  • Science Exploration
  • Math Skills
  • Physical Development
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Language Development
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